Friday, 29 September 2017

Artemis by Andy Weir- Book Review

Artemis | Andy Weir | Pub. Date: 14 Nov 2017


*Thank you to the publishers and Netgalley for giving me access to an advance reader copy of this book for my review*

Book cover image taken from https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/34928122-artemis

I am a HUGE fan of the author's previous book, 'The Martian' (which was made into a pretty popular film of the same name, FYI), so I was so excited to see he had written another book.

In this book, it's again fairly near future and we follow a pretty bad ass lady living on an established colony on the Moon. The main character, Jazz, is an incredibly flawed heroine- she's selfish, reckless, drinks a lot and is involved in a LOT of illegal smuggling. But you know what? I loved her for it. I think it completely added to the story and plot, as we follow her through a whirldwind ride of lunar based corporate espionage, capering around on the moon's surface and winding through the corridors of the 'bubbles' that make up the Moon city that is Artemis. I was indeed surprised to see who had 'won' the space race (won't spoil that for you), how they handle currency on the moon, and how people deal with the moons difference in gravity!

There's the usual scientific accuracy in the descriptions that you can expect, which was also to be found in his previous book The Martian. This is great as though this book could technically be science fiction, a lot of it is so based in scientific fact it feels like you can almost touch it. Really, we probably can in about 60 or 70 years. Basically, I took from this that I need to start eating more vegetables and exercising so I can live to be an old lady living on Artemis!

Those who loved The Martian will, I think, love this as well though the tone is slightly different, that's just because we have a different character narrating. It's still rollicking good nerd fun and I would definitely recommend it!

You can pre order Artemis on Amazon here!
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6 comments

  1. I don't think I've ready any books by this author before but this sounds great I need to check this book out x
    http://www.lifeascaitlin.co.uk/

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    1. He's a great author if you want realistic near future space fiction with added humour! :)

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  2. Ooh this sounds like a really interesting read. I haven't actually read (or seen) The Martian but I love the idea of hypothesising what life will be like on the moon - not sure I'd actually want to live there though. The main character sounds amazing, I love when they're a little messed up. Thanks for sharing this, I'll need to check it out!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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  3. Oooh fab review! I haven't read The Martian or watched the film actually even though it's been on my radar for a while and I've heard such good reviews! This sounds great and I LOVE the sound of the main character who doesn't seem like a conventional female main character (:

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  4. I haven't come across this author before, and I didn't see The Martian. But with elements like "lunar based corporate espionage" I think I've been missing out! I like flawed heroes/heroines, it makes things much more interesting and authentic. You've intrigued me, I think I'm going to have to check this book out when it's published now. Great review! X

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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  5. I liked Martian but I wasn't itching to read anything more, but this sounds so good! I love badass lady living her best life kinds of books!
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

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