So that's the situation. I'm stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Earth. Everyone thinks I'm dead. 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.
The Martian has been made into a movie starring Matt Damon see the trailer below.
'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
'The Martian kicked my ass! Weir has crafted a relentlessly entertaining and inventive survival thriller, a MacGyver-trapped-on-Mars tale that feels just as real and harrowing as the true story of Apollo 13.' -- Ernest Cline
Publication date: 13/02/2014
Publisher: Del Rey an imprint of Ebury Press
|Publication date:||13th February 2014|
|Publisher:||Del Rey an imprint of Ebury Press|
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ANDY WEIR has always been fascinated by space travel and like most kids growing up wanted to be an astronaut. Instead, he wrote a book - The Martian - which he self published on Amazon in 2012. It went on to receive 1,500 reviews on Amazon, averaging 4.7 out of 5 stars, with similar success on Goodreads. The film rights have been bought by Fox. Andy hopes this will be the first of many trips into space.More About Andy Weir