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  • 4 of 6 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 4 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library SF WEI (Text) 33500011794799 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library SF WEI (Text) 33500012164802 Main Checked out 12/26/2019
Fertile Public Library SF WEI (Text) 33500012164810 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library SF WEI (Text) 33500012895405 Main Checked out 01/02/2020
Hallock Public Library WEI (Text) 35500005721681 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library WEI (Text) 35500005335722 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553418026
  • ISBN: 0804139024
  • ISBN: 9780804139021
  • Physical Description: 369 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, N. Y. : Crown, 2014.

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Summary, etc.:
"Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?" -- from publisher's web site.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 December #1
    Remember Man Plus, Frederik Pohl's award-winning 1976 novel about a cyborg astronaut who's sent, alone, to Mars? Imagine, instead, that the astronaut was just a regular guy, part of a team sent to the red planet, and that, through a series of tragic events, he's left behind, stranded and facing certain death. That's the premise of this gripping and (given its subject matter) startlingly plausible novel. The story is told mostly through the log entries of astronaut Mark Watney, chronicling his efforts to survive: making the prefab habitat livable and finding a way to grow food, make water, and get himself off the planet. Interspersed among the log entries are sections told from the point of view of the NASA specialists, back on Earth, who discover that Watney is not dead (as everyone assumed) and scramble together a rescue plan. There are some inevitable similarities between the book and the 1964 movie Robinson Crusoe on Mars, but where the movie was a broad sci-fi adventure, the novel is a tightly constructed and completely believable story of a man's ingenuity and strength in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Riveting. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Astronauts > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Mars (Planet)
Genre: Science fiction.
Science fiction.

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