Artemis (Hardback)
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Artemis (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 14/11/2017
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Ever had a bad day? Try having one on the moon...

Welcome to Artemis. The first city on the moon. Population 2,000. Mostly tourists. Some criminals.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it's not enough.

So when she's offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it's a lot more dangerous...

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091956943
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 563 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Artemis does for the moon what The Martian did for Mars. His second novels concerns a likeable protagonist in peril, saved by her own resourcefulness, in a tale that leaves readers better informed about science than they were before they read it...Plus the narrator has real charm. There's no question that this novel is going to be a hit." - Guardian

"Andy Weir is back. His second sci-fi novel, Artemis is an action-packed techno-thriller of the first order." - USA Today

"Artemis is more than just a sci-fi caper; it's also an insight into how humans could exist on the moon - and in space." - New York Post

"Weir has done it again: he's created a diverse and fantastic new world, filled with eclectic and memorable characters, and woven them into a dazzling work of contemporary science fiction - one that's chock-full of actual science. Artemis is everything you could hope for in a follow-up to his smash debut The Martian: another smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down, featuring a heroine who's equal parts Ellen Ripley, Arya Stark, and Jyn Erso. I can't recommend it enough!" - Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One 

"All the things I loved about The Martian are here in spades-the hard science Weir somehow makes accessible and riveting, the masterful, never-see-it-coming plotting, but most of all the voice of his new protagonist, Jazz Bashara-an irreverent, witty, vulnerable heroine, who, just like Mark Watney, is exactly the kind of character you'll want to spend a book with. With Artemis, Andy Weir has done the impossible-he's topped The Martian with a sci-fi-noir-thriller set in a city on the moon. What more do you want from life? Go read it!" - Blake Crouch, bestselling author of Dark Matter

"Weir's great skill, as he already proved with The Martian, is his attention to detail. Artemis is a triumph of imagination" * ESQUIRE *

"Artemis is the book that proves Weir is the heir to the mantle of classic science fiction master. An addictive, fast-paced read, perfect for a long journey or a bit of daily escapism. If you're after a moon adventure...book a flight to Artemis today." * STARBUST *

"It's a great read, as much of a page-turner as The Martian was... the characters are engaging, the setting understandable and the pace begins fast and continues throughout to the end." * SFFWORLD.COM *

"Narrated by a kick-ass leading lady, this thriller has it all - a smart plot, laugh-out-loud funny moments, and really cool science. A four-star read" * LIBRARY JOURNAL (Starred Review) *

"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 *

"The sophisticated world building incorporates politics and economics, as well as scientifically plausible ways for a small city to function on the lunar surface. The independent, wisecracking lead could easily sustain a series. Weir leavens the hard SF with a healthy dose of humour." * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *

"A fast-moving heist set on the Moon" * SFX *

"Artemis is a fantastic view into what it would be like to live and work on the lunar landscape, wrapped up in smart and gripping novel. A must-read for any future lunar dwellers." * SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE *

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“Crime caper on the moon”

Artemis – the city on the moon. Two thousand people live in several connected domes in a close-knit community. Part of the colony is geared towards rich tourists but mostly it’s inhabited by ordinary people, workers,... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
24th September 2017
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“Another rollocking good yarn!”

Andy Weir has proven not to be a one hit wonder. We have yet another hilarious protagonist to follow around on a more traditional sci-fi adventure this time. Weir's vision of the future is an optimistic one in... More

“An expert blend of crime, sci-fi and jokes!”

Andy Weir has created another funny, likeable protagonist you'll enjoy rooting for, and a similar blend of hard science and humour that made The Martian so popular. Such a fun read!

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
18th October 2017
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