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Artemis by Andy Weir
Review by Ernest Lilley
Crown Hardcover / eBook  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553448122
Date: 14 November 2017 List Price $27.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Instead of a plucky astronaut abandoned on Mars, Andrew Weir's second book is about a young woman living on the moon who's made some poor life choices as a teenager and poor decisions about getting past them since. Now in her twenties and making her way as a porter/smuggler in the moon's only colony/city, her contempt for rules may make her rich, if it doesn't kill her first. Packed with all the science you expect from Weir, it's not as compelling a read as The Martian, but it might just be a gateway story for young readers to get them hooked on science.

From official release/information:

Product Description: The author of The Martian returns with a near-future thriller--a heist story set on the moon.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped squarely into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself--and that now, her only chance for survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

(Source: Crown)

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