The Martian (Prebound)

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Get your Geek on! I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced survival adventure. After being left for dead on the surface of Mars Mark Watney's chances of getting home alive are next to nil.  If he does survive, it will be thanks as much to his attitude and mordant sense of humor as to his dual specialties in botany and mechanical engineering.

— Chris

February 2014 Indie Next List


“This taut, cerebral debut thriller introduces readers to the only kind of alien we have yet to encounter: ourselves. Astronaut Mark Watney is mistakenly left for dead on Mars when his mission companions flee a violent wind storm. His mental and physical struggles to survive are a crash course in botany, mechanics, and the will to endure. This is the compelling space saga that you didn't know you had been waiting for!”
— Zack Ruskin, Book Passage, San Francisco, CA

Description


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?

"From the Hardcover edition.

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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781627655002
ISBN-10: 162765500X
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Pages: 387
Language: English

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