June 2015 Meeting – The Martian, by Andy Weir

The Martian is one of the hottest works of science fiction to emerge in the last couple of years.  In addition to garnering critical acclaim from everyone from real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield, to scores of New York Times best-selling authors (like Larry Niven, Douglas Preston, and Ernest Cline), a movie version has been filmed and will be released on November 25, 2015.

The Martian is a gripping and fast-paced novel of one man’s attempt to survive against the odds.  Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on Mars.  Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first man to die there.  Stranded by his crew, millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive, Mark must rely on his ingenuity, his engineering skills – and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit.  Will it be enough to overcome the odds against him?  Pick up a copy from the Readers Advisory desk on the second floor of the Evanston Public Library to find out, and then come join us for a discussion on June 3, 2015 at 7 pm in the Seminar Room on the third floor of EPL!

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