Artemis (Hardcover)

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Jazz Bashara lives in the city of Artemis, which is on the moon. Yes, our moon. While there are thriving businesses in Artemis, tourism is a big part of the economy. Jazz is striving to become one of the revered EVA masters who give pricey tours to those who pay to go outside. But in the meantime, she is getting by with odd jobs and smuggling. Her master-welder father is constantly frustrated by her lack of ambition and follow-through in spite of her knowledge and intelligence. So to get herself out of yet another financial hole, Jazz takes a risky job that pays a whole lot of money. Too good to be true, right?

Andy Weir, author of the popular novel The Martian (and Matt Damon movie of the same name), comes up with a new book that is science-y, funny and thrilling. Jazz is brave and scrappy like Rey from The Force Awakens but maybe a little less noble. Nonetheless, you'll be rooting for her as you’re biting your fingernails. After all, any wrong move or bad decision can mean death—not just from bad guys but from the Earth-unfriendly elements too.

— Cynthia


The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller--a heist story set on the moon.

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.

About the Author

ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780553448122
ISBN-10: 0553448129
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English