Artemis (Signed Book)

Artemis (Signed Book)

by Andy Weir

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Artemis (Signed Book) by Andy Weir

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525572923
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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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Artemis 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great follow on effort, this new novel has the same hard science and technology as The Martian, and a protagonist who's every bit as smart as Mark Watney. However, Jazz is so much Watney's polar opposite, on suspects they would annihilate each other and form a burst of photons if they ever came in contact.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Character driven hard sci-fi is my favorite genre and this an excellent example of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Witty, well written, great pace and rock solid science. Enjoyed every page
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read The Martian, then Artemis will feel very familiar. This time Andy Weir tries his hand at a female lead though she is cut from the same comically irreverent cloth as Mark Watney. This keeps the read fun and it’s peppered with scientific detail to satisfy our inner nerd. The story takes place in the lunar city of Artemis. In addition to an entertaining story and characters, Artemis allows a glimpse into what living on the moon might be like. I only gave this 3 Stars because while there is good drama, the storyline lacks an epic quality. That said, it is well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an interesting read. Bit too much of the dirty jokes vs intelligence. But there was some good science and decent overall concepts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the character’s smart-alecky way of dealing with situations. Enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Weir delivers another great one. Fast paced, full of great twists, and well-researched. Don’t start this book if you have anything important to do in the next 2 days! :)
MonnieR More than 1 year ago
Okay, I'm Jazzed. Finally - a heroine who's independent, feisty and could give MacGyver a run for his money. That much of the time Jasmine ("Jazz") Bashara skirts the edge of the law makes her all the more interesting. Throw in a kinky sense of humor that doesn't let up from start to finish, and I'm in it all the way. Jazz, now in her mid-20s, has lived in Artemis - the first and so far only city on the moon - since early childhood. Residents live and work in five self-contained spheres called bubbles that have numerous fail-safes to protect residents from an unfriendly moon atmosphere. People come from all parts of Earth to live and visit (tourism is big business, and trips from Artemis to Earth take half a dozen days or so). Jazz herself is from Saudi Arabia, brought by her father, who practices the welding trade in his adopted city. They aren't particularly close - for openers, he's a practicing Muslim and she has no interest in any kind of religion. Because it's forging new territory, life on Artemis isn't as fully regimented as is Earth; some rules, for instance, like no firearms (or fire of any kind, for that matter), are more stringent, mostly for safety reasons. In addition to her regular but peon-type job, Jazz has been smuggling goodies up from Earth for quite some time. But because she's almost desperate to earn lots of money (called "slugs" on Artemis) so she can move out of her coffin-like living quarters and eat food that isn't reminiscent of Soylent Green, she's hoping for something closer to a windfall. Then along comes her big chance, in the form of filthy rich businessman Trond Landvik. He's consumed with the notion of putting Artemis's huge aluminum smelting operation out of commission so he can buy it at a fire-sale price and take over. Knowing her proclivity with a blowtorch (some skills she bothered to learn from her father) and willingness to color outside the lines, he offers Jazz a monumental amount of slugs if she can disable the company's four "harvesters" that gather rocks from the moon for use in the smelting process. Needless to say, things don't exactly go according to plan, and Jazz and her cohorts more than once find themselves between a rock and a hard place (literally). Telling more would ruin the story for others, though, so you'll just have to read it to find out who wins and who loses. What I will venture to say is that I liked this book even better than the author's previous book, "The Martian," which also earned 5 stars from me (and FYI, each of the two books stands totally alone). Admittedly, Jazz can grate on the nerves a bit, although overall I enjoyed the heck out of her sense of humor. And as was the case in "The Martian," the technical stuff is both educational and fun but can be a bit overwhelming at times. But in the end, I loved it. Many thanks to the publisher (via NetGalley) for the opportunity to read an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another great novel from Andy Weir! It has a good story, good explanations, and great characters. I loved every second of it. To all the people who loved the science part of the Martian and only that part, you may come up feeling a little dry. It’s still very science oriented and still makes a lot of sense, but it seems more sci-fi and less science.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit disappointing, after the Martian I expected better. Main character has sophomoric personality for a 26 year old, I found myself not really liking the main character, and not caring what happened to her unlike the Martian where I was rooting like crazy for the main character's success.
Myndia More than 1 year ago
Jazz Bashara has lived her whole life on the moon in the city of Artemis. A brilliant, independent young woman who has little tolerance for rules, and wants to do more than just survive, Jazz long ago turned to less than legal ways of making extra income. However, she is good at what she does, and she does have some moral rules about what kinds of jobs she’ll do. When the right opportunity presents itself via a very rich, regular customer, for a big payout (with lots of risk), she takes it on and does her best. Unfortunately, things go awry, and she barely escapes with her life. To make things worse, her employer has been murdered and it’s certain that she will be the prime suspect. Jazz has to figure out who killed him and clear herself. Can she solve the murder before the real perp takes her out or law enforcement catches up with her? Clearly, this is not The Martian. Completely different kind of story. What they do have in common:  Written by Andy Weir  Takes place in space (well, away from Earth at least)  Very detailed and technical bits throughout The characters were interesting. I kind of had a love/hate relationship with Jazz. Her choices frustrated me. Her attitude frustrated me. But her moral compass wasn’t that far gone, and she was wicked smart and dedicated as all get out. But the constant jabs and sarcasm left me feeling like her emotional growth had been severely stifled. Her attitude seemed more suited to a testy teenager than the woman she actually is. The relationship that Jazz ends up in isn’t really properly developed. There was no chemistry. The words told me where things were going, but I just didn’t feel it/see it. And frankly, I didn’t see the point. The story wasn’t improved by their relationship becoming romantic, especially since it was on the ending note. I’m not gonna lie. I preferred The Martian. It was stellar. This is pretty good. Not something I’m going to run around town screaming about. But, it was a good story. The mystery itself was well thought out. I love that current concerns were worked into the story (an interesting lesson about the cycle of economies!). And, as you’d expect from Andy Weir, lots of technical stuff. Those who loved The Martian will appreciate that about this story. Those who found all those details burdensome will hopefully appreciate the story itself. However. It very much felt like this book was written to continue to appeal to the original sci fi fanbase, while making his work more accessible to readers of more popular genres (mystery, thriller, etc.). I’m not sure it worked entirely. While I understand that topping The Martian is a near impossible feat, changing tactics to gain wider appeal is tricky. I’ll read the next thing by Andy Weir because I think he’s a wonderful writer overall, but I hope it’s more The Martian than Artemis. Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lived up to my high expectations. Similar style to The Martian: first person, witty and sarcastic, suspenseful.
JohnLJL More than 1 year ago
I found it to be uninteresting and childish. I had no sympathy or connection with any of the characters as I did with "The Martian". I think a better title for this book would be..."Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys On The Moon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His first book was better, but enjoyed this one as well.
Anonymous 8 months ago
and enjoyed Andy's short stories, do yourself a favor and skip this book. Ridiculous plot, bad economics, worse politics, and characters not even deep enough to be called cardboard. Andy is great at the science and technology parts, but the people... Ugh. Just don't.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The book requires quite a lot of "willing suspension of disbelief."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can see this becoming a series, if the author can write more words. It's got so many open plot lines . . . the potential is considerable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read .... one smart guy ... this guy Weir
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Know the feeling of excitement that comes with not being able to put a book down? Read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well it's good, but it's not the next great American novel either
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The science was accurate, the writing was witty, and the plot was phenomenal. A must-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good and funny Funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good narrative. Great technical details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Entertaining.