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The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon. 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 her 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 riskier than the first.
Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9780553448139
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
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Aug 13, 2018

I really thought that this was going to be good read. It starts off well, and, then it gets progressively dull, and, then progressively unreadable.
The plot is thin, and, the only thing that I liked was the description about the lunar base Artemis. I really wish the book was more about sci-fi rather than Jazz Bashara, which, is not really saying a lot.
I really do not understood the hype of this book, possibly, the after glow from the Martian book.
A real dissappointment from Mr.Andy Weir... I guess reading the Expanse trilogy is a better bet than this.
Two stars is being a bit generous.

Aug 08, 2018

A diverse libertarian society in space. Some cool technical ideas, and varied characters - although really that's the weakest part. The diversity is clumsy and cliched, especially the gay jokes, but not too painful. It's lots of fun.

Jul 18, 2018

Although the plot was a little formulaic, Andy Weir does a great job of blending educational tidbits about manned space travel and exploration, with an exciting storyline. The pace of the book slowed down a bit in the middle, but picked up again near the end.

Jul 01, 2018

It's missing some of that amazing *Martian* magic, but *Artemis* remains a very good science fiction tale about a smart young woman working a menial job on a multi-cultural moon colony.

Jun 25, 2018

This was just the kind of science fiction I crave.

Jazz Bashara is a 20-something resident of the moon colony, Artemis. She isn't a scientist or an engineer, no she is a smuggler. Working as a courier between the bubbles of the colony she manages to eke out a living. Which is why she brings in some contraband to supplement her income

When one of her customers, a very wealthy business man, offers her a lucrative payoff for doing a crime outside her usual realm, she takes the job.

Of course, things don't go quite as planned, there would be no story if it did.

For me, it's not the caper itself that drove me to turn the pages. It was the setting. Artemis is essentially a frontier town set on the Sea of Tranquility, 40 kilometers away from the Apollo 11 landing site. The colony survives on tourism (a visitor centre is built at Tranquility Base) and by producing oxygen and aluminum from the regolith.

There is an aspect of Weir's previous book, The Martian, here too. When things go wrong, and lots of things do, the problems need to be solved one at a time. Sometimes fixing one thing breaks another. Which was almost comical but the stakes were too high for it be so. Solving the problems required skills, knowledge and teamwork.

And ultimately the story was about people rising above their current situations.

The dialogue was smart and sassy.

Artemis proves that Andy Weir will be with us for a long time, writing adventures and inspiring people to work toward a bigger future.

Jun 19, 2018

Looks like Weir was a "One-Trick Pony". The Martian was quite good. This is junk.

As another reviewer said, this reads like the diary of an obnoxious 16-year old.

I sort of skipped through it hoping it would smooth out, but very disappointed.

Jun 16, 2018

If you liked "The Martian" you probably won't like Andy Weir's new book. There was many interesting concepts but in the end it was too slow paced for me. Even the main character was hard to like at times throughout the book.

Jun 15, 2018

Very disappointing book. I read The Martian which was much better. I agree with all of the criticism posted. I gave up reading this clunky piece of writing halfway through and just went to the final chapter which left me with a ho hum. I expected more from this.

JCLIanH May 23, 2018

Andy Weir still delivers the fun science stuff that made the Martian such a fun read, but this moon colony-set heist yarn is a mess storytelling-wise. The writing is frequently cringeworthy, specifically the dialogue written for the novel's female protagonist. I know Andy Weir has met women in his life, but there are some lines in here that are painful. The scientific stuff is a ton of fun and clearly what Weir does best (with the exception of the climax where the whole story basically skids to a halt and the action turns into a dull step by step explanation of welding on the moon). These issues aside, I could see the forthcoming movie/TV series ironing out a lot of these issues and having a lot of fun with what is an inherently fun premise.

May 16, 2018

This book is 50% clunky exposition and 50% unrealistic portrayal of a young Arabic woman. The dialogue is often groan-inducingly catty and immature, the protagonist is snarky to the point of being boring, and for such a hard sci-fi book there is a profound lack of realism in how the characters are portrayed. Many of them seem like only slightly altered versions of the same person and there was a frustrating lack of consequences in the sometimes drastic actions they take.

I enjoyed The Martian because it made the (quite necessary) scientific explanation more accessible than many other writers. But here it's overdone to the point of absurdity. It's as though Weir took his success with The Martian and tried to replicate it as much as possible but just shoving it in a different setting, but it just doesn't work in this case.

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Dec 06, 2017

A small-time smuggler living in a lunar colony schemes to pay off an old debt by pulling off a challenging heist. Weir wrote The Martian


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