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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 thereAfter 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 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 uit — 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

ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel THE MARTIAN allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics orbital mechanics and the history of manned spaceflight He also mixes a mean cocktail He lives in California Andy’s next book ARTEMIS is



10 thoughts on “The Martian

  1. says:

    I’m pretty much fucked Ok show of hands How many of you have uttered these exact words? or words to that effect Not everyone? I see we have some liars out there How many have said them at least twice? Three times? Four? Those with hands still up you probably need to make some adjustments to your approach find a safer line of work hobbies that do not entail long drops stop


  2. says:

    Unpopular opinion time I don't like how this book is written Watney's journals read like a nerdy blog rather than a dramatic survivor's diary It's hard to find something harrowing and traumatic when the protagonist is saying yay a lot and making incessant corny puns 36 pirate ninjas Yay oxygen Lol gay probe lol1 Bad rover no Scooby snack111 LOL craaaaaaap1 For me those aren't funny


  3. says:

    First off welcome to 2015Let's kick this year off with a review of a book about a guy who deserves to survive than anyone I've ever known This book has been lurking around in my Goodreads feed gaining hype and all the positive reviews from my friends eventually got too much for me so I had to check this out for myself I'm glad I gave inThe Martian has so many good things going for it First


  4. says:

    'Crap My astronaut crewmates accidentally left me behind on Mars I'm fucked I'm going to die Oh wait I just thought of something highly logically unlikely and technically complicated that I am sure to pull off without a hitch because did I mention that I am Plucky and Ingenious? It sure is a good thing that I am super talented Yay That worked I'm not dead Next chapter But wait Disaster has struck Shi


  5. says:

    Adult science thrillerLove it love it A meticulously researched briskly paced and surprisingly funny story about an astronaut left behind on Mars presumed dead who must now figure out how to survive and let the folks back on Earth know he is alive and needs rescue This is hard science science fiction Parts of it read like really complicated but amusing word problems juggling mass and time and weight etc But a


  6. says:

    I have never wanted so badly for the characters in a book to be real I want to meet them all the way I want to meet the president or Taylor SwiftThis story is perfectly told It is perfectly paced it is brilliantly written it is beautifully craftedAndy Weir does this incredible thing where he make the reader feel the isolation that Mark Wagner feels and he does it so subtly we don't even realize that he's doing it unti


  7. says:

    I go so emotional at the end so good


  8. says:

    I'm so happy that I randomly decided to pick this book up I did find that the story dragged a bit towards the end and some of things went over my head a little bit but for the most part this was a fantastic read


  9. says:

    ”So that is the situation I’m stranded on Mars I have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth Everyone thinks I’m dead I’m in a Hab designed to last thirty one 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 I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death So yea I’m fucked”When I read th


  10. says:

    i have finally seen the movie so i added some notes at the bottomthis book is basically just a really long SAT uestion and i so hope the movie is just matt damon sitting at a table doing euations for two and a half hours oh but first as promised here are the photos of me being an astronaut this past weekend zooooom i am orbiting the eeeeeeaaaarttthh i did a really good job at astronauting and i didn't need to do math even once although i started experie


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