THE MARTIAN: A Novel
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The Martian, by debut science fiction novelist Andy Weir, is a survival story about an astronaut who gets left behind on the red planet when his crew believes him to be dead.
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?
“The Martian should be required reading for all middle and high school students, and it should serve as a call to action for improving science education.”
—Jacqueline Miller, Ph.D., senior research scientist at Education Development Center (EDC)
We are pleased to announce that Andy Weir will be delivering the keynote address at the 2017 National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.