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Staff Review: "The Martian" by Andy Weir


I just had to write a quick review of “The Martian” by Andy Weir after recently seeing that they have made it into a movie to be released soon!  The book has everything that a science fiction reader could ask for. It’s a story of a man getting stranded on Mars, which we all know is not a very human friendly place to be. He must survive for a long period of time until the next ship can come back to get him. But wait, they think he is dead, so they are not looking for him! So first he has to let them know he is alive, and then try to communicate with no radio transmitter. Hum. Well, let’s just say it gets better, with lots of great twists and turns, and an exciting conclusion. Read it before you see the movie. (You know the book is always better!)

Audience: adults, teens | Genre: fiction, science fiction, award-winning, alex award winner

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