Andy Weir’s debut novel The Martian opens with astronaut Mark Watney discovering that his crew has left him stranded on Mars. Luckily, Watney is both the mission botanist and its engineer, and he is able to use both of those skill sets to survive. His black sense of humor is also crucial. Readers will go from nail-biting to rolling on the floor laughing and back again in this exciting and hilarious novel whose film rights have already been sold. Weir is a software programmer and proud space nerd.
If you loved Castaway or Gravity, you’ll enjoy Andy Weir’s The Martian, which is getting a lot of advance buzz. Prepare to stock up on extra copies for your patrons.