The Martian (Large Print / Paperback)

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The title sounds like this would be a work of science fiction.  Well...not necessarily.  It could be true.  It could happen today.  Mark Watney is stranded on Mars.  His crewmates left him there for dead.  A raging sandstorm forced them to depart hurriedly with no time to retrieve his body.  But he is alive.  And he has no way to communicate this fact back to Earth.  How will he survive?  Will he survive?  Using his training as an astronaut, his knowledge of various scientific fields, and his wits and problem-solving abilities, he manages to get by temporarily.  He keeps a log of his thoughts and activities and through his jottings, his delightful sense of humor comes through to the reader.  This is truly a riveting story that will keep you guessing to the end.   

— Sandy

The title sounds like this would be a work of science fiction.  Well...not necessarily.  It could be true.  It could happen today.  Mark Watney is stranded on Mars.  His crewmates left him there for dead.  A raging sandstorm forced them to depart hurriedly with no time to retrieve his body.  But he is alive.  And he has no way to communicate this fact back to Earth.  How will he survive?  Will he survive?  Using his training as an astronaut, his knowledge of various scientific fields, and his wits and problem-solving abilities, he manages to get by temporarily.  He keeps a log of his thoughts and activities and through his jottings, his delightful sense of humor comes through to the reader.  This is truly a riveting story that will keep you guessing to the end.

— Sandy

February 2014 Indie Next List


“This taut, cerebral debut thriller introduces readers to the only kind of alien we have yet to encounter: ourselves. Astronaut Mark Watney is mistakenly left for dead on Mars when his mission companions flee a violent wind storm. His mental and physical struggles to survive are a crash course in botany, mechanics, and the will to endure. This is the compelling space saga that you didn't know you had been waiting for!”
— Zack Ruskin, Book Passage, San Francisco, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594138546
ISBN-10: 1594138540
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015
Language: English