Artemis

Artemis

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Book - 2017 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780553448122
Branch Call Number: WEIR
Characteristics: 305 pages : illustrations; 25 cm

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JessicaGma Dec 14, 2017

I was totally pumped for this one and it delivered. Jazz is your abrasive smart protagonist who keep trying these crazy schemes that get her in increasing amount of trouble, but then needs to pull off an insane caper to save those closest to her in Artemis. I enjoyed the book as no one takes them... Read More »


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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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LauraSteinert
Sep 25, 2018

Humm, I'd say this was better than The Martian, but then I don't mind reading books featuring women. The PLUSES include a strong female lead, a mostly honest smuggler who gets caught up in something really bad, a father-daughter feud that has gone on far too long, a cast where three of the five most powerful people on the moon are women, it has non-stop action, there are well developed and interesting characters, and it offers 7 hours of glorious reading time. MINUSES, well, it is a sci-fi book with women who are NOT just there for the guys to have sex with.

I am very impressed with Weir and his brave departure from the super-sexist tradition of Sci-fi. I know he has lost some fans over this.

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yorkshire10
Sep 23, 2018

Juvenile ... shallow characters, thin plot. A disappointing read, especially after The Martian.

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coralsky
Sep 19, 2018

Not as good as The Martian but not a bad read. Should make a good movie.

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mars1066
Sep 12, 2018

OK folks, take a deep breath...it's fairly common for an author with an initial blockbuster novel to not live up to expectations in a second novel. So let it be with Andy. I'm willing to cut him some slack and await his third or fourth books, at whatever what future dates. Regarding this second book, our Moon is a difficult place, and I never felt that actions and difficulties with 1/6th gravity nor the abrasive dust were well-addressed or acknowledged. I did think it was interesting that Andy had Kenya as a major space power, based on its strategic location on the equator on the eastern edge of the African continent. In reality, given the expansion of the Chinese into Africa, if there is to be a Kenyan spaceport in the future, it will probably be under Chinese management.

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Amandaroseowen01
Sep 11, 2018

Yikes. Why did he try to write from a female perspective? The constant cringe-worthy “jokes” made this almost unreadable. Kind of like reading amateur fanfic . Outside of the narration ad dialogue, however, the world he created is intriguing.

LibrarianDjaz Aug 31, 2018

A fun, quick read with more flash than substance and characters who could be a lot more fleshed out. It would make for a better movie than book.

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n_cw
Aug 30, 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.

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megoscar
Aug 22, 2018

I like this book. It was very different from The Martian, in that it was not a survival story but one of an established colony on the moon. The science was great, but I would of liked to a bit of better established and coherent plot. Never the less, this book has made it on to my list of favorites.

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rsaranha
Aug 13, 2018

I really thought that this was going to be good read. It starts off well, and, then it gets progressively dull, and, then progressively unreadable.
The plot is thin, and, the only thing that I liked was the description about the lunar base Artemis. I really wish the book was more about sci-fi rather than Jazz Bashara, which, is not really saying a lot.
I really do not understood the hype of this book, possibly, the after glow from the Martian book.
A real dissappointment from Mr.Andy Weir... I guess reading the Expanse trilogy is a better bet than this.
Two stars is being a bit generous.
Cheers,
Ronald

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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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