The Martian

Andy Weir

About this book

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.

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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

After a mission goes wrong, astronaut Mark Watney is left trapped on Mars and completely alone. Desperate to survive against all the odds, he uses his remarkable skills and ingenuity to get by. This is a fantastic story of space exploration with a great hero to root for. Set to be a Ridley Scott movie starring Matt Damon, we think it will be a real winner.