The Martian

The MartianI just finished the book titled “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Well it’s a sort of science fiction novel. It’s the story of an astronaut who gets left behind on a NASA mission to Mars. The six member crew aborts their mission after a serious dust storm on Mars. The commander believes that crew member Mark Watney perishes in the storm and orders the remaining crew members to hastily depart the planet.

This is the story of how Mark Watney struggles to survive after his crew mates have left without him. Okay, this is science fiction, but it is believable science fiction. It probably helps if one is a nerd or a geek to read this. There is a lot of technical mumbo jumbo.

He figures out how to produce food. Fix his living quarters and communicate home to the folks at NASA.

The book doesn’t real state what the date is, but I kind of inferred it was perhaps 30 or 40 years in the future. It is what one might imagine a Mars mission might look like.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. I read somewhere that a movie version is in the works. I kind hardly wait.

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