If you enjoyed 'The Martian', then you will be looking forward to this book, due out in NovemberThis time Andy Weir takes us to the Moon for another near future sci-fi adventure. Jasmine Bashara, known as Jazz, is a young woman, one of about 2,000 of a United Nations of people, living on Artemis, the only habitat on the moon. Like any small town, Artemis requires an army of workers to keep the infrastructure running and Jazz occupies one of the lower status positions, eking out a living as a courier, while making a bit extra through her contacts as a smuggler. It is through one of her contacts that Jazz is made an offer that she can't refuse. One that will lift her out of poverty and get her the lifestyle of her dreams. Once this book gets going, the pace quickens, as the plot twists and turns, in much the same way as 'The Martian' did. Like 'The Martian', Andy Weir has thought out a lot of the concepts in a scientific way. How do you contain a fire in high oxygen, confined space environment like a moon base? How do you get out of an airlock to do an EVA without triggering an alarm? How do you light a welding torch in a vacuum? Andy Weir has thought all these things through and describes the process in detail.
I enjoyed this book. It is fast paced and light and easy to get through, with characters that seem believable. It's a who done it or a thriller set in space. Peter
She grew up on the moon, of course she has a dark side...Jazz Bashara is a criminal.Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of Jazz's problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even more unlikely than the first.
"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 character...one of the best science fiction novels of the year!" * Booklist *
ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the runaway success of his debut novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to write fulltime. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics,orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He lives in California.His debut novel The Martian - has gone on to become a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, winning multiple international awards. It went on to become a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Andy Weir won The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 2016 Hugo Awards.