The Martian : a novel
by
 
Weir, Andy.

Title
The Martian : a novel

Author
Weir, Andy.

ISBN
9780804139021

Publication Information
New York, N. Y. : Crown, [2014], c2011.

Physical Description
369 p. : map ; 24 cm.

Abstract
"Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?" -- from publisher's web site.

Subject Term
Astronauts -- Fiction.
 
Survival -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Mars (Planet)

Genre
Science fiction. gsafd

Format
Book

General Note
"Originally self-published, in a different form, as an ebook in 2011"--T.p. verso.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookSCIENCE FICTION WEIR32530609650237Main JCPLAdult Fiction Area