Artemis: A Novel

· Sold by Ballantine Books
858 reviews

About this ebook

The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon.

Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.
Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time.
So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can’t say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. And it calls for a particular combination of cunning, technical skills, and large explosions—not to mention sheer brazen swagger. But Jazz has never run into a challenge her intellect can’t handle, and she figures she’s got the ‘swagger’ part down.
The trouble is, engineering the perfect crime is just the start of Jazz’s problems. Because her little heist is about to land her in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.
Trapped between competing forces, pursued by a killer and the law alike, even Jazz has to admit she’s in way over her head. She’ll have to hatch a truly spectacular scheme to have a chance at staying alive and saving her city.
Jazz is no hero, but she is a very good criminal.
That’ll have to do.
Propelled by its heroine’s wisecracking voice, set in a city that’s at once stunningly imagined and intimately familiar, and brimming over with clever problem-solving and heist-y fun, Artemis is another irresistible brew of science, suspense, and humor from #1 bestselling author Andy Weir.
858 reviews
Louis Levy
March 2, 2018
Protagonist's 1st person narrative is toned to treat audience like simpletons. It's no wonder why there's no audiobook version. Characters and plot overall follow common tropes. Cool setting though.
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Logan Tullos
July 10, 2018
What an unbelievably good book. The mix of science and humor is just right. I simply could not put it down, and frankly, I'm sad that I finished it. Andy Weir will always be my favorite author.
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Brad & Cassie Wans
December 3, 2017
Maybe not quite as spell-binding as The Martian... But I had no trouble reading it through to the end. Very believable plots. Easy to imagine the scenarios playing out in real life. Seems Mr. Weir likes his main characters to be smart and smart-assed. I like it.
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About the author

ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the runaway success of his debut novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to pursue writing 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.

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