Now in Paperback: ARTEMIS by Andy Weir
- Imprint: Broadway Books
- On sale: July 3, 2018
- Price: $16.00
- Pages: 352
- ISBN: 9780553448146
Now available in paperback, the bestselling near-future thriller
set on the moon
Accolades and Select Praise for ARTEMIS:
A 2017 Amazon Best of the Year Selection (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
A Barnes & Noble Bestseller
An Apple Best of the Month Pick
A 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Winner (Best Science Fiction)
A 2017 Space.com Best Space Book Selection
A #1 IndieBound Fiction Bestseller
A #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A #1 Seattle Times Bestseller
A New York Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
“An action-packed techno-thriller of the first order . . . the perfect vehicle for humans who want to escape, if only for a time, the severe gravity of planet earth. The pages fly by.” —USA Today
“Revitalizes the Lunar-colony scenario, with the author’s characteristic blend of engineering know-how and survival suspense . . . Jazz is a great heroine, tough with a soft core, crooked with inner honesty.” —Wall Street Journal
“Weir plausibly depicts near-future colonization technology, and showcases the opportunists and laborers who eke out a living in this expensive, precarious habitat.” —New York Times Book Review
“A breezy, propulsive read . . .Weir has set an action-adventure in space, where a resourceful protagonist improvises scientific solutions to escalating dangers.” —NPR.org
“Smart and sharp . . . Weir has done it again [with] a sci-fi crowd pleaser made for the big screen.” —Salon
Andy Weir’s brilliant debut novel The Martian, a gripping story of survival against all odds, is a genuine publishing phenomenon. Hailed by critics and fans alike as a new science fiction classic, it spent a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller list (including nineteen weeks at number one), has been published in forty-two languages worldwide, and has sold more than four million copies in North America alone—not to mention being adapted into the hit movie of the same name, starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott. In his follow-up novel, 2017’s ARTEMIS, Weir crafted a near-future crime caper featuring a protagonist every bit as memorable as The Martian’s Mark Watney: Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz. USA Today called the book, “an action-packed techno-thriller of the first order,” and the Associated Press noted that, “Weir knows how to make cutting- edge science sexy and relevant.” In addition to rave reviews from the media, ARTEMIS would also become a New York Times bestseller, with rights sold in thirty-three territories around the world. The novel has been optioned for film by 20th Century Fox and New Regency, with Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood to produce for Genre Films, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller set to direct. Broadway Books will bring ARTEMIS to readers in paperback on July 3, 2018.
Jazz is just another too-smart, directionless twentysomething, chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life. Except the small town happens to be named Artemis—and it’s the first and only city on the moon. Life on Artemis is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire, and Jazz is decidedly not a member of either category. She’s got debts to pay, her job as a porter barely covers the rent, and her budding career as a smuggler isn’t exactly setting her up as a kingpin, much to her disappointment. For her—and the two thousand working-class inhabitants of Artemis’s five domes—life means fighting to get into a guild for a shot at a decent living, gulping down another meal of the dubiously flavored algae known as gunk, then washing the latest frustrations away on a tide of reconstituted beer (tastes just like the real thing, except not really!) before heading home to another night in a coffin-size sleeping capsule.
So when the chance at a life-changing score drops in her lap, Jazz can’t say no, even though she’s sure there’s more to the setup than meets the eye. And, indeed, pulling off the perfect crime is just the first of Jazz’s problems as she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.
Brimming over with Weir’s trademark charm, filled with smart, detailed worldbuilding based on real science, and propelled by a deliciously twisty heist plot, ARTEMIS is an irresistible new science fiction thrill ride that takes its place alongside The Martian as a new classic in the genre.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.