The Martian

The MartianThis week’s book recommendation is The Martian by Andy Weir. Yes, they made a movie with Matt Damon which was also good, but come on, check the book out. Andy Weir also has a new book coming out on Nov. 14th called Artemis which I’m looking forward to.

Update: I didn’t realize how shitty of a recommendation I wrote for this book, so let me amend that.

Mark Watney is stranded on Mars after he is hit with debris during an emergency evacuation in a storm and he is presumed dead. He wakes up after the storm and is able to make his way back to the facility while his team is already on their way back to Earth. How is he supposed to survive on Mars with little to no resources? Check this fun book out as it takes a serious situation and makes it fairly light-hearted.

The Martian is incredible. Andy Weir is a genius (seriously, I think he graduated from college with a computer engineering degree at age 15). His writing is often called “real science fiction” where it is science fiction but based on plausible facts. He goes into detail about why things happen and I think that is what makes everyone love it. The story is also an awesome stranded-in-space survival story. What’s not to like?

Anyway, sorry for my terrible recommendation of this awesome book. His new book, Artemis, is also really good and I also recommend it. However, I think The Martian, is the better of the two.

Happy reading.

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