If you’ve read Andy Weir’s first book, or seen the movie The Martian, then you know what you’re in for with this one too. And if you haven’t? Then you’re missing out. Learn more about Andy Weir at his website: andyweirauthor.com
Weir is an unconventional author and simultaneously a gifted story teller. With Artemis he takes us to the moon, literally. Our main character is Jasmine Bashara, a young Arabic girl living in lunar colony in the late 2080’s. As the daughter of a welder and a self-made smuggler Jasmine soon finds herself mixed up in a conspiracy that threatens to take down the entire lunar tourism industry.
Much like The Martian, the reader is propelled through an adventure for survival full of cliff hanger events and near death experiences that challenge our protagonist’s abilities for problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. This book is the perfect fit for a high school class in both Language Arts and STEM environments. I congratulate Mr. Weir for flawlessly threading his literary expertise with real science to make a “Science Fiction” fun ride in a vehicle that also teaches vital 21st century skills to our future job corps.