The Martian by Andy Weir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is incredible. If you are an engineer, you will love this book. If you are fascinated by space exploration, you will love this book. If you enjoyed the movie Apollo 13, you will love this book. If you are breathing....you will probably love this book.
This is a short(ish) story describing the events of a manned mission to Mars. It isn't the first mission, nor is it planned to be the last. After a handful of days on the surface, a large storm batters the crew and they are forced to abort the mission. Unfortunately, one member of the crew is swept away and presumed dead. He wasn't.
The book isn't available from any bookseller at the moment as it is being relaunched in February of next year. You can listen to the audio book on Audible. If you don't mind reading from your PC or tablet, you can pickup the e-book at this link: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30393.0;attach=483981
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Posted by Adam Jones at 2:16 PM