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Augmenting her limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the Moon's wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime, only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city.
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780553448122
Characteristics: 305 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm


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KevinELPL Mar 21, 2018

Fans of "The Martian" will love Andy Weir's second novel "Artemis." Better character development, corporate espionage, and spacefaring crime syndicates are stacked on top of an in-depth scientific exploration of what a moon base might actually look like. Weir has grown as a writer, and it shows. I highly recommend "Artemis."

Mar 20, 2018

So much promise from his first book, so little to recommend this his second volume. Pedestrian and not so original plot. A colony on the moon is under the threat of a crime syndicate controlling Artemis, but a Saudi girl and her friends foil the attempt.

Mar 19, 2018

Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. Always the sign of a good book.

SPPL_KFS Mar 06, 2018

It's hard not to compare Artemis to the The Martian--both have the same detail-rich, near-future space setting and casual, swear-y tone--but Artemis is nowhere near as compelling. The main character isn't likeable or even very believable, and it takes a while to get to the exciting part. If the MacGyver-esque science was your favorite part of The Martian, stick with it.

CircMary Feb 22, 2018

Loved the "world" he created on the moon but neither the story nor the main character appealed to me.

Feb 16, 2018

I loved the Martian, and was really excited for this book.
I abandoned it after 40 pages. It's like he's never met a woman before. His descriptions of Kenya feel colonial and condescending. Even the science details, which I loved in the Martian, feel forced into the narrative. Some of his contrived moon problems have easy solutions, based on technology we already have.
Don't waste your time with this book.

Feb 15, 2018

This book is entirely different from The Martian. The primary character is a rather quirky woman with a somewhat sarcastic sense of humor. I liked it because it's extremely hard to write slightly humorous sci-fi that is technically sound but enjoyable as well. It reminded me of some of Douglas Adams and Ben Bova's better works.
Sci-fi is a tricky genre to get right and readers all seem to favor a different approach. Andy Weir hit a home run on this one. Just don't expect a book that is similar to The Martian.

Feb 04, 2018

After his run-away success with “The Martian,” it appears that the author was looking for another near-Earth, near-our-time story, but wanted a very different main character. He succeeded in both, but I found that the Moon society was a social stretch and that the lead person was very unlikeable. Given enough time, those who live on the Moon might reflect the Earth, but I didn’t accept that only 40 – 60 years from now, when travel to the Moon is still likely to be a luxury few could afford.
The main character is a smuggler, uses profanities in excess (after dozens of “s***” I am tired of reading her junior high-school vocabulary). Her actions initially were based upon making money by a fee paid by an ambitious businessman to perform sabotage on a rival. But true to the author’s “Martian” text, he gets into minute details of how the heroine solves each problem that comes up. Written in first person, you know that she will survive—at least until she has dictated the story; so not to worry no matter how bad it gets (as in The Martian). And the story doesn’t really start moving until 75% done.
The character may have done some good by her actions, but I was disappointed (I should have known) with her in the end.
I only forced myself to finish it because of the author’s great first novel. I cannot recommend this book.

Jan 31, 2018

I see the appeal of Andy Weir's writing - but after reading both this and "The Martian," I can say he is not for me.

Jan 23, 2018

If The Martian is a 10 Artemis is a 4. Interesting story idea but poor execution. Feels like Andy Weir just mailed this one in.

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