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By Andy Weir

Six days in the past, astronaut Mark Watney grew to become one of many first humans to stroll on Mars.

Now, he's certain he'll be the 1st individual to die there.

After a dirt typhoon approximately kills him and forces his workforce to evacuate whereas considering him lifeless, Mark reveals himself stranded and entirely on my own with out solution to even sign Earth that he’s alive—and no matter if he may get observe out, his offers will be long gone lengthy prior to a rescue may possibly arrive.

Chances are, even though, he won't have time to starve to demise. The broken equipment, unforgiving atmosphere, or plain-old "human error" are more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't able to quit but. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a continuing, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one likely insurmountable drawback after the subsequent. Will his resourcefulness be sufficient to beat the very unlikely odds opposed to him?

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Lucius raised bushy eyebrows. "The Breaking, a'course. " he asked sarcastically. "I've heard of the Breaking," Han said irritably. " His voice trailed off and he stared at Lucius, wondering if the old man had sipped a little too much product. "Hold on. " He whispered the last two words, which people tended to do, and resisted the urge to make a sign against evil. "His name was Alger," Lucius said softly, his whole body slumping into a puddle of wrinkled skin and drab cloth. The sun went behind a cloud, and it was suddenly cold on the creek bank.

All of it. " Mari pulled apart the bun and downed it in greedy bites, licking her fingers at the end. Sweet, spicy sauce smeared her mouth, and she ran her tongue over her lips, trying to get the last little bit. Han wished he was seven again, when all it took was a pork bun to make him happy. He handed her another, but as she took it, she got a good look at him. "What happened to your face? " She reached up and touched his face with her small hand, like it was delicate as an eggshell. " Just then he heard the weary clump, clump, clump up the stairs that said Mam was home.

She's in a right state. " Bones, he thought, feeling guilty. " She hesitated, considering a lie, then shook her head. " Han pressed his lips together to keep from spilling his thoughts. Mari's faith was somehow precious to him, like a dream he couldn't let go of. She was the only person in all of Ragmarket who'd ever believed in him. He crossed to the hearth, pulled a stick from their dwindling supply, and laid it on the fire. Then he sat down on the thin mattress next to his sister, keeping his face turned away from the firelight.

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