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Thursday Book Club

December 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday Book Club

Thursday Book ClubThe Martian

by Andy Weir

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 the 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 the publisher’s website.

“The Martian” must be the purest example of real-science sci-fi for many years. Just one character most of the time, no dialogue. It’s utterly compelling.” Tom Shippey (WSJ)

Get your copy today then join us in the discussion Dec. 17 @ 6 pm.