BookSocial: Artemis by Andy Weir

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This month, were reading Artemis by Andy Weir.

In his much anticipated new novel Artemis, Andy Weir has crafted a near-future crime caper that introduces a protagonist every bit as memorable as The Martian’s Mark Watney: Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz. Jazz is just another too-smart, directionless twentysomething, chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life. Except the small town happens to be named Artemis—and it’s the first and only city on the moon.

Life on Artemis is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire, and Jazz is decidedly not a member of either category. She’s got debts to pay, her job as a porter barely covers the rent, and her budding career as a smuggler isn’t exactly setting her up as a kingpin, much to her disappointment. For her—and the two thousand working-class inhabitants of Artemis’s five domes—life means fighting to get into a guild for a shot at a decent living, gulping down another meal of the dubiously flavored algae known as gunk, then washing the latest frustrations away on a tide of reconstituted beer (tastes just like the real thing, except not really!) before heading home to another night in a coffin-size sleeping capsule.

So when the chance at a life-changing score drops in her lap, Jazz can’t say no, even though she’s sure there’s more to the setup than meets the eye. And, indeed, pulling off the perfect crime is just the first of Jazz’s problems as she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.

Brimming over with Weir’s trademark charm, filled with smart, detailed world-building based on real science, and propelled by a deliciously twisty heist plot, ARTEMIS is an irresistible new science-fiction thrill ride that’s sure to take its place alongside The Martian as a new classic in the genre.

Event date: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 7:00pm