Artemis (Hardcover)

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What I loved about The Martian was all the science that Andy Weir infused into the plot. In Artemis, he has done it again; this time the story takes place on the moon. Artemis is a moon city created by the Kenya Space corporation. You might be asking yourself, Kenya? With Kenya being located near the equator, it allows the space program to use less fuel to get payloads into orbit. There are all kinds of intrigue going at Artemis: smuggling, bribery, and whatnot seems to follow around Jazz. She is a character that really wants to control her own destiny in her own way. She makes mistakes and she learns from them. When an influential resident is murdered, one that Jazz has had dealings with, it sends the story deep into the evolution of the city; and puts Jazz right into the cross hairs of some shady organizations. This is Andy Weir at his best, mixing well-thought out science of building a moon city and funny, smart aleck characters who nearly kill themselves repeatedly. Buckle up you will enjoy the explosive adventure!

— Jason Kennedy

What I loved about The Martian was all the science that Andy Weir infused into the plot. In Artemis, he has done it again; this time the story takes place on the moon. Artemis is a moon city created by the Kenya Space corporation. You might be asking yourself, Kenya? With Kenya being located near the equator, it allows the space program to use less fuel to get payloads into orbit. There are all kinds of intrigue going at Artemis: smuggling, bribery, and whatnot seems to follow around Jazz. She is a character that really wants to control her own destiny in her own way. She makes mistakes and she learns from them. When an influential resident is murdered, one that Jazz has had dealings with, it sends the story deep into the evolution of the city; and puts Jazz right into the cross hairs of some shady organizations. This is Andy Weir at his best, mixing well-thought out science of building a moon city and funny, smart aleck characters who nearly kill themselves repeatedly. Buckle up you will enjoy the explosive adventure!

— From Jason's Staff Recommendations

November 2017 Indie Next List


“Jazz is a porter on Artemis, the only city on the moon, and her job is supplemented by smuggling minor contraband into the city. When she gets involved in a bigger game with a much bigger payout, she is not ready for the lengths to which others will go to get their own payday. Amidst murder, corporate sabotage, and the Brazilian mafia, the moon's crisis brings Jazz to a new perspective: She must be a better person than she has ever been if she and Artemis' society are to survive. Weir has created a great, sarcastic character who will be loved by fans the world over, and a cool and engaging book that is a worthy successor to The Martian.”
— Raul Chapa, Book People, Austin, TX

Description


The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller--a heist story set on the moon.

Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.

Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity's first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she's owed for a long time.

So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can't say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. And it calls for a particular combination of cunning, technical skills, and large explosions--not to mention sheer brazen swagger. But Jazz has never run into a challenge her intellect can't handle, and she figures she's got the 'swagger' part down.

The trouble is, engineering the perfect crime is just the start of Jazz's problems. Because her little heist is about to land her in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.

Trapped between competing forces, pursued by a killer and the law alike, even Jazz has to admit she's in way over her head. She'll have to hatch a truly spectacular scheme to have a chance at staying alive and saving her city.

Jazz is no hero, but she is a very good criminal.

That'll have to do.

Propelled by its heroine's wisecracking voice, set in a city that's at once stunningly imagined and intimately familiar, and brimming over with clever problem-solving and heist-y fun, Artemis is another irresistible brew of science, suspense, and humor from #1 bestselling author Andy Weir.

About the Author


ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to live out his dream of 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 also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780553448122
ISBN-10: 0553448129
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English