Dimensions: 384 Pages, 6.3 × 9.06 × 1.18 in
Published: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0804139024
ISBN - 13: 9780804139021
From the Publisher
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?
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
“ Brilliant …a celebration of human ingenuity [and] the purest example of real-science sci-fi for many years…Utterly compelling.”-- Wall Street Journal “ Terrific stuff, a crackling good read that devotees of space travel will devour like candy…succeeds on several levels and for a variety of reasons, not least of which is its surprising plausibility.”— USA Today “ An impressively geeky debut …the technical details keep the story relentlessly precise and the suspense ramped up. And really, how can anyone not root for a regular dude to prove the U-S-A still has the Right Stuff?” -- Entertainment Weekly “ Gripping…[features] a hero who can solve almost every problem while still being hilarious. It’s hard not to be swept up in [Weir’s] vision and root for every one of these characters. Grade: A .”— AVClub.com “ Andy Weir delivers with The Martian ...a story for readers who enjoy thrillers, science fiction, non-fiction, or flat-out adventure [and] an authentic portrayal of the future of space travel.” --Associated Press “ One of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time. It feels so real it could almost be nonfiction, and yet it has the narrative drive and power of a rocket launch. This is Apollo 13 times ten.” --Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Impact and Blasphemy “ A book I just