Artemis : A gripping sci-fi thriller from the author of The Martian

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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.
Some criminals.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. 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 a lot more dangerous...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 30mm | 563g
  • Del Rey
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091956943
  • 9780091956943
  • 9,560

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Artemis is a fantastic view into what it would be like to live and work on the lunar landscape, wrapped up in smart and gripping novel. A must-read for any future lunar dwellers.
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Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars. His second novel concerns a likeable protagonist in peril, saved by her own resourcefulness, in a tale that leaves readers better informed about science than they were before they read it...Plus the narrator has real charm. There's no question that this novel is going to be a hit * The Guardian * Jazz, Weir's main character, is a moon-born version of Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander. She is young, rebellious and a petty criminal...Weir's great strength, as he showed in The Martian, is to make us believe. His future society living inside massive domes built not far from where Armstrong set foot in 1969 is utterly plausible. * The Times * Weir has done it again: he's created a diverse and fantastic new world, filled with eclectic and memorable characters, and woven them into a dazzling work of contemporary science fiction - one that's chock-full of actual science. Artemis is everything you could hope for in a follow-up to his smash debut The Martian: another smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down, featuring a heroine who's equal parts Ellen Ripley, Arya Stark, and Jyn Erso. I can't recommend it enough! -- ERNEST CLINE * bestselling author of Ready Player One * All the things I loved about The Martian are here in spades-the hard science Weir somehow makes accessible and riveting, the masterful, never-see-it-coming plotting, but most of all the voice of his new protagonist, Jazz Bashara-an irreverent, witty, vulnerable heroine, who, just like Mark Watney, is exactly the kind of character you'll want to spend a book with. With Artemis, Andy Weir has done the impossible-he's topped The Martian with a sci-fi-noir-thriller set in a city on the moon. What more do you want from life? Go read it! -- BLAKE CROUCH * bestselling author of Dark Matter * Weir's great skill, as he already proved with The Martian, is his attention to detail. Artemis is a triumph of imagination * ESQUIRE * Artemis is more than just a sci-fi caper; it's also an insight into how humans could exist on the moon - and in space. * NEW YORK POST * Andy Weir is back. His second sci-fi novel, Artemis is an action-packed techno-thriller of the first order. * USA TODAY * Jazz Bashara makes for an intriguing protagonist and Artemis is a smart and sharp novel. A sci-fi crowd pleaser made for the big screen * SALON.COM * Weir plausibly depicts near-future colonization technology, and showcases the opportunists and laborers who eke out a living in this expensive, precarious habitat. * NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * This exciting, whip-smart thrill-ride boasts a wonderful cast of characters, a wide cultural milieu and the appeal of a striking young woman as the main of the best science fiction novels of the year! * BOOKLIST (Starred Review) * It's a great read, as much of a page-turner as The Martian was... the characters are engaging, the setting understandable and the pace begins fast and continues throughout to the end. * SFFWORLD.COM * A fast-moving heist set on the Moon * SFX * Artemis is a fantastic view into what it would be like to live and work on the lunar landscape, wrapped up in smart and gripping novel. A must-read for any future lunar dwellers. * SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE * Artemis is the book that proves Weir is the heir to the mantle of classic science fiction master. An addictive, fast-paced read, perfect for a long journey or a bit of daily escapism. If you're after a moon a flight to Artemis today. * STARBUST * Narrated by a kick-ass leading lady, this thriller has it all - a smart plot, laugh-out-loud funny moments, and really cool science. A four-star read * LIBRARY JOURNAL (Starred Review) * A superior near-future thriller...the sophisticated world building 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 humour. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Starred Review) * Revitalizes the Lunar-colony scenario, with the author's characteristic blend of engineering know-how and survival suspense...Jazz is a great heroine, tough with a soft core, crooked with inner honesty * WALL STREET JOURNAL * Artemis stands on its own as an enjoyable thriller...especially as tension mounts towards the end. It's an easy read, and Weir's introduction of plenty of thought-through science and engineering makes it a pleasure for those who like their science fiction as close as possible to physical reality * POPULAR SCIENCE * Weir's action-packed second novel stars tough antihero Jasmine (Jazz) Bashara and offers a gratifyingly thrilling plot (two words: moon heist) while providing enough hard science that you'll finish the book feeling like an expert in metallurgy, lunar surface exploration and the limitations of EVA suits * CNET UK * Out-of-this-world storytelling * HOUSTON CHRONICLE *
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About Andy Weir

Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.
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