Artemis

Artemis

A Novel

Large Print - 2017
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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 cant 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.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780525532101
0525532102
Branch Call Number: LT SF Weir A
Characteristics: 418 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
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ajlerma
Apr 11, 2019

Should have been a YA book.
Lower the ages of the main characters and you have a good YA novel.

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Starpoem
Mar 12, 2019

Fun adventure, interesting characters, and just the right amount of scientific detail. Unlike other commenters, I found the sexual content very mild.

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loudem
Mar 06, 2019

3 starts out of 5. Story is middle of the road. Main character is a little too perfect. Above all, there's too much scientific details and too much pages explaining everything. It bogs the narration and the story.

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Havanacat
Jan 24, 2019

Plot. A strong follow-up to The Martian filled with unexpected plot twists and engaging characters.

Plot. A heist on the moon, and a smuggler with morals at the heart of it.

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biblioholic
Jan 16, 2019

OK, not everyone's cup of tea. But if there's somewhere else one can find decompression humor, I'd like to know where!

I read it when it first came out, then I a year later, I got it as a gift, and read it again. I enjoyed it just as much, if not more. I find the protagonist irresistible.

Plus, there's welding!

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Everyoneelses
Jan 03, 2019

Extremely disappointed in that book. 90% of the jokes are of sexual nature and not even good (mostly "haha, I have sex" kind). The female protagonist speaks and behaves like 15 year old boy. Characters were supposed to be diverse but there is hardly difference between them all. When you think too long about the plot it stops making sense.

How could the author of such an amazing book as The Martian was write something so weak?

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kurtisstewart
Dec 27, 2018

Easy to read, hard to put down. A perfect book to burn through it in a handful of sittings.

The biggest downfall for me was the cringe-worthy sexual innuendo that is peppered throughout the book.

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Dixiedog2
Dec 21, 2018

I enjoyed reading 'The Martian' and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The Martian was a better book. Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing Too. Taylor A.

IndyPL_SteveB Nov 23, 2018

A fast-paced Moon-base science fiction adventure by the author of *The Martian.*

Jazz Bashara has grown up in Artemis, the only city on the Moon. The population is about 2,000 and it is a popular tourist destination for the wealthy. Jazz’s father is a devout Muslim welder. Jazz is a hard-drinking, risk-taking, irreligious delivery person, who actually makes most of her marginal living as a smuggler. Jazz owes lots of money, especially to her father, since she and a friend sneaked into his workshop and accidentally created a fire which destroyed most of his equipment. (Since Weir loves the details of science and technology, he tells us how fires have to be prevented and fought on the Moon.) When one of her wealthy smuggling clients offers to pay her a huge amount of money for a risky act of sabotage, she jumps at the chance. She botches the job and her client is brutally murdered. Now the killer has her next on the list.

Lots of excitement, plenty of plot twists, loads of science and technology, just like in *The Martian.* It’s a fast read, but… the character of Jazz is a problem. She is young, snarky, and obscene. It makes sense that she is rebellious, but the level to which she is self-centered and short-sighted is hard to believe. And the constant cursing and sexual references sometimes push the reader out of the story. Your enjoyment may depend on how you handle those.

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dixiedog
Oct 20, 2018

I enjoyed reading 'The Martian' and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Artemis, while entertaining, was a little disappointing. Like a few other readers, the thought that Kenya would play such a significant role in running the first, and only, colony on the moon, without the USA, Russia, ESA, China or India for that matter intimately being intensely involved, was a stretch to one’s common sense.

Further, to think that any such colony or development could exist on the moon without a strong governing authority overseeing everything was poorly thought out by the author in my opinion. The sheer costs involved in getting colonists to the moon and the consequences and risks involved in spaceflight and in maintaining a safe and sustainable colony on the moon would demand a strong and rigid governing body to maintain profitability and reliability.

Regardless of the inevitable move towards commercialization, any colony on the moon would have first been established for scientific discovery and a quest to reach out further into the solar system to enhance mankind’s knowledge. In spite of my critique of this book, it was entertaining. Senior-Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing. D. A

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dzacher
Dec 06, 2017

A small-time smuggler living in a lunar colony schemes to pay off an old debt by pulling off a challenging heist. Weir wrote The Martian

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