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The Martian (Paperback)

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Mark Watney is a NASA astronaut, and he’s got a small problem: he’s been accidentally left behind on Mars and nobody knows he’s still alive. He’s got short term shelter, very little food and at least a few years before anyone can rescue him. That is, if he can even make contact with anyone. This book is perfect if you enjoyed Apollo 13 or anything where the hero is as funny as he is resourceful and brilliant. 

— Jax

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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

About the Author


ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780553418026
ISBN-10: 0553418025
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Pages: 400
Language: English

 

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