The Martian

Science Fiction

Space Experience Points: 19

Total SEP Earned: 19

5.00/5 (1 review)
The Martian

The Martian

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?

Author: Andy Weir
First Edition: 2014
Number of pages: 387
Buy: Amazon

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  • speedmaster (Brena Alta, Spain ) Aug 1, 2018

    5.0/5 Much better than the movie

    Experience Date: Apr 5, 2017

    Space Experience Points : 19


    I fortunately read the book before watching the movie and, even if I loved the movie, obviously many parts in the movie are missing. I think that the book gives a better feeling of the slow passing of time while Watney is living on Mars.

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