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An edition of The Martian (2011)

The Martian

First Edition (3)
  • 4.40 ·
  • 187 Ratings
  • 331 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading
  • 247 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Crown Publishers
Language
English
Pages
369

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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 the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars' surface, completely alone. with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone years before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, Mark 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's not ready to quit. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity and his engineering skills—and a gallows sense of humor that proves to be his greatest source of strength—he embarks on a dogged quest to stay alive, using his botany expertise to grow food and even hatch- ing a mad plan to contact NASA back on Earth.

As he overcomes one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next, Mark begins to let himself believe he might make it off the planet alive.

But Mars has plenty of surprises in store for him yet.

Grounded in real, present-day science from the first page to the last. yet propelled by a brilliantly ingenious plot that surprises the reader again and again, The Martian is a truly remarkable thriller: an impossible-to- put-down suspense novel that manages tc read like a real-life survival tale.
--front flap

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The Martian
2015, Broadway Books
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The Martian
2015, Del Rey
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마션
2015-10-27, RHK
Paperback in Korean - 880-02 1-p'an.
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The Martian
2015, Broadway Books
Paperback in English - First Movie Tie-In Paperback Edition (1)
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Seul sur Mars
2015, Bragelonne
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El Marciano
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The Martian
2014, Crown Publishers
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The Martian
2014, Broadway Books
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New York

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2014

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3623.E446M37 2014

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
369p
Number of pages
369

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32815550M
Internet Archive
martiannovel0000weir_k2e9
ISBN 10
0804139024
ISBN 13
9780804139021
OCLC/WorldCat
932376129, 946318023
Goodreads
58575826

Work Description

The Martian is a 2011 science fiction novel written by Andy Weir. It was his debut novel under his own name. It was originally self-published in 2011; Crown Publishing purchased the rights and re-released it in 2014. The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in 2035 and must improvise in order to survive.

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LOG ENTRY: SOL 6

I’m pretty much fucked.
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