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The Martian by Andy Weir

January 29th, 2014 by Jay Comments

Andy Weir
Random House UK, Ebury Publishing
ISBN 9780091956134
Price 9.99
Currency GBP
Edition Hardcover

Description: Robinson Crusoe on Mars – a survival story for the 21st Century.

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, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I’m screwed.

Praise for the novel:

The best book I’ve read in ages. Clear your schedule before you crack the seal. This story will take your breath away faster than a hull breech. Smart, funny, and white-knuckle intense, The Martian is everything you want from a novel.–Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool

“Think Apollo 13 … on Mars! A saga of courage, ingenuity and humour – and utterly convincing thanks to superb research… The best space disaster story since Clarke’s A Fall of Moondust.” Stephen Baxter, award winning author of The Time Ships.

“Gripping…shapes up like Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe as written by someone brighter. –Larry Niven, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series and Lucifer’s Hammer

About the author:

ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a US 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.


The Martian will be available to purchase from February 13th 2014.

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Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to