The Martian by Andy WeirSix 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?
It didn't start out that way though. It topped Amazon's bestselling list of science fiction. Then it debuted at the number 12 spot on The New York Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction books. Right now it's number one for paperback trade fiction. Ridley Scott is directing the film adaptation starring Matt Damon.
The Martian is a science fiction novel written by Andy Weir. It was his debut novel under his own name. The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year  and must improvise in order to survive. After only six sols , an intense dust and wind storm threatens to topple their Mars Ascent Vehicle MAV , which would trap them on the planet. During the hurried evacuation, an antenna tears loose and impales astronaut Mark Watney, a botanist and engineer , also disabling his spacesuit radio.
The Martian is a science fiction novel written by Andy Weir. It was his debut novel under his own name. It was originally self-published in.
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Oct 28, ISBN Feb 11, ISBN 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? He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of… More about Andy Weir.