"An impressively geeky debut...the technical details keep the story relentlessly precise and the suspense ramped up. And really, how can anyone not root for a regular dude to prove the U-S-A still has the Right Stuff?"
"One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time. It feels so real it could almost be nonfiction, and yet it has the narrative drive and power of a rocket launch. This is Apollo 13 times ten."
--Douglas Preston, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Impact" and" Blasphemy"
"A book I just couldn't put down! It has the very rare combination of a good, original story, interestingly real characters and fascinating technical accuracy...reads like "MacGyver" meets "Mysterious Island."
--Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station and author of "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth"
"The best book I've read in ages. Clear your schedule before you crack the seal. This story will take your breath away faster than a hull breech. Smart, funny, and white-knuckle intense, "The Martian "is everything you want from a novel."
--Hugh Howey, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Wool"
""The Martian "kicked my ass! Weir has crafted a relentlessly entertaining and inventive survival thriller, a MacGyver-trapped-on-Mars tale that feels just as real and harrowing as the true story of Apollo 13."
--Ernest Cline, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Ready Player One"
"Gripping...shapes up like Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe "as written by someone brighter."
--Larry Niven, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the "Ringworld "series and "Lucifer's Hammer
"Humankind is only as strong as the challenges it faces, and "The Martian" pits human ingenuity (laced with more humor than you'd expect) against the greatest endeavor of our time -- survival on Mars. A great read with an inspiring attention to technical detail and surprising emotional depth.show more