Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon...
'Fascinating' Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut
WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.
Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.
Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough.
So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s a lot more dangerous…
What everyone's saying about this smart, high concept thriller:
'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One
'What a page turner!' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars
'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars
'Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars' Guardian
'A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end' Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars
'An absolute must read' Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars
'A clever and action-fuelled story' Culturefly
'For those who loved The Martian, you won't be disappointed' Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars
In the Young Readers Edition of The Martian:
Discussion questions and activities
Q&A with Andy Weir
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. Damaged machinery, the 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?
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
A survival story for the 21st century and the international bestseller behind the major film from Ridley Scott starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain.
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.
Andy Weir's second novel Artemis is now available
Andy Weir is the author of The Martian, the ground-breaking novel about space travel, survival, ingenuity and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. He lives and writes in California.
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ANDY WEIR built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time.
He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail.
He lives in California.