The Martian - Andy Weir

The Martian

By Andy Weir

  • Release Date: 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 12,309 Ratings


Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

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?


  • Awesome!!

    By Greensweaterguy
    Awesome book. Ive seen the movie multiple times and it’s amazing and exhilarating
  • Yy

    By dtest666
  • Great movie better book

    By WibbleWobble216
    I watched the movie and then watched the book I know that is a sin but the movie was great and the book was even better
  • Great!

    By thairapyss
    Definitely an interesting and riveting read. Talk about survival mode!
  • Best book in a long time

    By Q_PAVEO
    I love the story, the science and the characters.
  • The Martian

    By leatherneck1812
    Fantastic, and as usual, it was better than the movie. That’s because one can use their imagination while reading any book that provides entertainment, and I’m NOT referring to trade journals or magazines!
  • Amazing

    By 😀😇🤑🤑🐶🐶
    A hilarious and dramatic story, it got me hooked from the first page
  • Sensacional, de principio a fin!!!

    By Tutisina
    Estupendo relato de Ciencia Ficción, que me mantuvo pegada al libro, alegrándome cuando Mark encontraba la solución a algo y sufriendo cuando algo salía mal. Es increíble la forma en que se aferra a la vida y acabe adorando su sarcástico buen humor. Este marxiano me atrapó desde que comencé a leerlo. Muy recomendable!
  • A must read!

    By karan301
    I read this book sandwiched between two viewings of the movie and man, was or worth it. Each chapter was incredibly well written, and I particularly enjoyed his ‘origin story’-esque letter at the end. Bravo!
  • The Martian

    By gidiup
    Interesting, quick read, common sense