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The Martian, by Andy Weir January 14, 2015

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Books, Brilliant words, Geek Stuff, Science.
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The Martian, by Andy Weir is a gripping adventure story told in a calm and humorous way by an astronaut stranded on Mars in a freak accident.  It’s got action, adventure, bad puns, 1970’s sitcom awareness, disco-dissing and a fairly realistic approach to a completely possible scenario.  This is science fiction where the science is real, friends.  The fiction is the story, not the possibilities.

What really makes this book is the audiobook’s narrator, who adds just the right amount of pathos, black humor, and sense of desperation to the astronaut’s voice.  Did I mention that the stranded astronaut is cut off from NASA and they don’t even know he’s alive?

Awesome, awesome book.  The most refreshing bit of science fiction I have read in a year, The Martian is up for every award in the science fiction world, and it damn well should be.  Also, the link here is to the audiobook which is a paltry ten bucks.  Pay the money and you can thank me later.

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