Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon...
'Fascinating' Tim Peake, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ask an Astronaut
WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.
Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.
Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it's not enough.
So when she's offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it's also a lot more dangerous.
When you live on the moon, of course you have a dark side...
Andy Weir's new stunning science-based thriller PROJECT HAIL MARY is available now.
What everyone's saying about the follow-up to The Martian:
'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One
'What a page turner!' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars
'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars
'Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars' Guardian
'A first rate thriller, this had me hooked from beginning to end' Robert on Netgalley, 5 stars
'An absolute must read' Lauren on Goodreads, 5 stars
'A clever and action-fuelled story' Culturefly
'For those who loved The Martian, you won't be disappointed' Liz on Netgalley, 5 stars
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Andy Weir isn’t optimistic about humans inhabiting the moon. The author of the runaway bestseller The Martian imagines the first lunar city, Artemis, as an expensive capitalist outpost where money talks and corporations talk loudest. Like his debut hero, astronaut Mark Watney, Weir’s protagonist Jazz Bashara—a down-on-her-heels porter—is scrappy, flawed and likeable. Her hopes for a better life seem like an impossible dream until she receives a proposition from an eccentric, wealthy Norwegian. We loved following Jazz’s scheme as it nearly spirals out of control. Artemis is full of thrilling twists and intricate dystopian visions.
Jazz Bashara, the heroine of this superior near-future thriller from bestseller Weir (The Martian), grew up in Artemis, the moon's only city, where she dreams of becoming rich. For now, she works as a porter, supplementing her legal income by smuggling contraband. She hopes that her situation can improve drastically after she's offered an impossible-to-refuse payday by wealthy entrepreneur Trond Landvik, who has used her in the past to get cigars from Earth. Trond asks Jazz to come up with a way to sabotage a competitor so that he can take over the moon's aluminum industry. She develops an elaborate and clever plan that showcases her resourcefulness and intelligence, even as she continues to have misgivings about her client's true agenda, suspicions borne out by subsequent complications. The sophisticated worldbuilding incorporates politics and economics, as well as scientifically plausible ways for a small city to function on the lunar surface. The independent, wisecracking lead could easily sustain a series. Weir leavens the hard SF with a healthy dose of humor.
A good twisting tale on the moon
The female demure and clever Arab protagonist is a first in my reading history and welcome addition to my library. Grounded in science and a wonderful future view of life on the moon.
A very enjoyable read with a fun story.
All you would expect from Andy Weir. Excitement and unexpected turns particularly at the end and super heavy on the science. Read all three one after the other. This guy does his research. Keep em coming Andy Weir, can’t wait for the next one. Thank you