Apollo 13 meets Castaway in this grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller-set on the surface of Mars.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the
surface of Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first man to die there.
It started with the dust storm that holed his suit and nearly killed him-and
that forced his crew to leave him behind, sure he was already dead. Now he’s
stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even
signal Earth that he’s alive-and even if he could get word out, his food would
be gone years before a rescue mission 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 get 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. But will his resourcefulness
be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?