Beach Reads: The Martian

The Martian
By Andy Weir
Fiction/Science Fiction/Action & Adventure
Pub Date: 10/28/2014
Trade Paperback $15.00

A manned mission to Mars and a freak dust storm mistakenly leave an astronaut behind who is thought dead by the rest of his crew. But Mark Watney is very much alive and alone and without any seeming way to contact his orbiting crew or Earth he must find a way to survive. After a series of increasingly tricky mental, physical and technical challenges he begins to believe there is a glimmer of hope that he may actually be rescued. Weir displays a virtuosic ability to write about highly technical situations without leaving the reader behind. Sharp, at times funny, and definitely thrilling with just the right amount of sci-fi geekery.

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