By Andy Weir
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.
Artemis1By BlsxxxI thought the dialogue was not right for a woman. The storyline was not engaging. I would not recommend this book
Have been waiting for this!5By OrcasfolksAfter reading what turned out to be my favorite book of the last ten years or so,"The Martian", I had high hopes for a second book from Andy Weir. Martian had me laughing all the way through and I loved all the science. I recommended it to every reader I know. So I pre ordered the new book and dove into "Artemis" as soon as it was released on my IPad. I started laughing on the second page and was in for the whole ride. It is quick paced like the Martian was. And I was there on the moon right along side of Jazz, just like I was on Mars with Mark Watney. I dearly hope Andy Weir will keep writing. In this crazy Trump World I need all the laughs and great stories I can get.
Loved it!5By Just works.Great story with real science. Gotta love it. More Jazz please!
Okay.2By SatanicpuppyRandom underachiever supergenius gets in and out of trouble, destroys the moon, saves the moon, destroys the moon. Saves the moon and evades consequences. Amusing, solid voice, plots weak, character has improbably loyal friends, improbably good luck, and improbably great skills.
A fun read4By michael_colvinWhile not nearly as compelling or irreverent as his first book, Weir has crafted a strong and flawed heroine. A good page turner and lots of snark. Overall a fun read.
Meh...2By Jon Bek.Screenplay masquerading as a novel.
A Good Attempt3By JssolinAn enjoyable read, but far from the Martian. I hope the author keeps trying, so I can keep reading.
Great!5By DOOMShooterA thoroughly great book. The characters are flushed out, funny, and down to earth (ummm). I hope Andy decides to write more books like this and the Martian. He really has a talent of combining complex situations and material and making them easy to digest. I highly recommend both his books.
It’s a good romp5By DadChompsSamAndy Weir’s fresh take on this genre is great. His sophomore effort should be applauded for its novelty and unique storytelling style. Nelson DeMille meets your favorite university professor. Keep ‘em coming Andy!
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