Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we readers salivate over the books we wish were on our bookshelves yesterday.
This week’s victim: Artemis by Andy Weir
Publication Date: November 14th, 2017 by Crown Publishing Group
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
I haven’t actually read anything by Andy Weir, but instead are one of those people who’s only seen the cinematic version of The Martian (I know, I know, it’s annoying). Yet I really loved that film. Hearing about Weir’s latest novel, Artemis, I’m really intrigued by the premise and the apparent sci-fi and crime blend it has going on. Considering I want to get into reading more science fiction, I can’t imagine a list of books to read that wouldn’t have this one on it.