Jazz is struggling to make ends meet in Artemis, the only city on the moon. When a lucrative criminal opportunity presents itself, how can she say no? This fast-paced story is just as quirky and fun as The Martian. A highly entertaining read. Recommended By Lucinda G., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Narrated by a kick-ass leading lady, this thriller has it all – a smart plot, laugh-out-loud funny moments, and really cool science." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"An exciting, whip-smart, funny thrill-ride…one of the best science fiction novels of the year." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Everything you could hope for in a follow-up to The Martian: another smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won’t be able to put down." Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One
"A superior near-future thriller…with a healthy dose of humor." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"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, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter
About the Author
Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.