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The Martian - Andy Weir
The Martian
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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 forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth... show more
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 forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, Mark 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.

Armed with nothing but his ingenuity, his engineering skills - and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source of strength - Mark embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive. But will his resourceful be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553418026 (0553418025)
ASIN: 553418025
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 387
Edition language: English
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Community Reviews
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
4.0 Science fiction novel with loads of real science - still quite interesting
If science bores you, then this is probably not for you. As in the film, Mark Watney gets stranded on Mars and the novel deals with how he survives, using his scientific knowledge and later NASA’s. There’s buckets of science information which presumably is correct but may put readers off. Despite my...
Anna's Bibliotheca
Anna's Bibliotheca rated it
5.0
Book Blurb: I’m stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Earth. I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days. If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen,...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it
4.5 The Martian
One day you start the normal morning routine on a Mars expedition, but the end of the day you’re bleeding and alone on the Red Planet with everyone believing your dead. The Martian by Andy Weir follows the life and death struggle of astronaut Mark Watney on the surface of Mars as he attempts to sta...
warrior
warrior rated it
3.0 The Martian
Unfortunately a disappointment, though I loved the movie. The book felt like a badly done mystery book: Mark encounters a problem, how will Mark solve it? By bringing up a property of his equipment that was never mentioned before. While it's obviously not realistic to expect the author to go through...
Синяя чайка
Синяя чайка rated it
3.5 Энди Вейер. Марсианин.
Что я могу сказать о «Марсианине» по прошествии трех прекрасных вечеров в его компании? Мне понравилось. Что меня беспокоит? Мне не должно было понравится. Для начала о сюжете, если кто-то пропустил экранизацию Ридли Скотта. «Марсианин» рассказывает историю Марка Уотни, американского астронавта ми...
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