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Powell's Staff 13 Favorite Books Of 2014

The Martian by Andy Weir / An American astronaut, Mark Watney, becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive. It has been described as an Apollo 13 meets Cast Away.

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Surviving 'The Martian': How to Stay Alive on Mars (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist   | 9/30/15 Comparison of "The Martian" film with an actual NASA plan for Mars.

Surviving 'The Martian': How to Stay Alive on Mars (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist | 9/30/15 Comparison of "The Martian" film with an actual NASA plan for Mars.

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Mary picked up The Martian: A Novel eBook: Andy Weir: Kindle Store http://www.amazon.com/The-Martian-Novel-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00EMXBDMA?utm_content=buffer5eb07&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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from BuzzFeed

Ray Bradbury Dead At 91

The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury || Bradbury creates a place where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization. Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.

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The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir: I finished this book in less than 24 hours. A friend recommended it to me, saying that never in her life did intense geometry and space talk seem so suspenseful and interesting. She was right. This book is a gripping sci-fi read, but you don't have to be a sci-fi buff to like it. Main character is a bit of a science bro, and there are a few 'did you have to go there' gender moments. Strong recommend, though.

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from Ars Technica

Stuck on Mars with nothing but disco: Ars talks with The Martian’s Andy Weir

Alexander K #FridayReads "The Martian" from "Andy Weir" .. great book #CybookReads

The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir | Summary & Analysis by aBookaDay http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013V3VLGO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4W-Xwb07HCC4A

The Martian by Andy Weir. A stunningly amazing story of an astronaut stranded on Mars. Just amazing.