Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on ARTEMIS by Andy Weir
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
My selection for this week is Artemis by Andy Weir. I’m excited for this one, not just because I love science fiction, but also because I’m such a huge fan of Weir’s debut novel, The Martian. I loved the survival story line, the way it was written as a space log, the witty and sarcastic protagonist, basically I adored everything about that book. So as soon as I saw he had another book coming out, needless to say, I was excited. But then when I read it’s a thriller — and it’s a heist story set on the moon! — oh yeah, count me in!
ARTEMIS by Andy Weir
Publication Date: November 14, 2017
The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon
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.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂
I loved The Martian so much and very excited for Artemis too. Greata pick!
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A heist on the moon sounds SO cool, and so different from The Martian!
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I loved that about it too. I like Weir’s imagination. He really comes up with some unique storylines.
“A heist story set on the moon”?! That’s it, I’m 100% sold!! I actually haven’t heard of this author before but now you have me curious about his debut. I’ll have to look into it. Great pick, Suzanne. I hope you love it when you get the chance to read it! 🙂
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The Martian is a great survival story, especially if you enjoy a main character who is both resourceful and sarcastic. I read the whole book in less than a day.
Oooh, this one sounds really good! I just got the Martian and haven’t read it yet, but I loved the film and this sounds like a delicious heist/conspiracy/space book. 🙂 Thanks for featuring it!
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I hope you enjoy The Martian! It’s such a great survival story, and I loved the main character. He was so resourceful and yet so snarky, lol.
The Martian was such a fun survival story! I can’t believe I didn’t already have this one on my TBR, thank you for reminding me!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Wonder if this one will be as popular as The Martian? Seems a lot of people are anxiously awaiting it!
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I was wondering the same thing. Sounds like it has the potential to be pretty popular.
This definitely sounds intriguing ~ Great pick!
Renee ~ My Wow
A heist on the moon?! That sounds pretty amazing. Great pick!
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Oh! I haven’t heard of this one before. I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for sharing,
Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
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Thanks, Brittany! I hope so too 🙂
I really enjoyed The Martian so I may need to check this out, too! 🙂
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The Martian was fantastic so I’m really hoping this will be too!
I’m getting more into science fiction these days. I haven’t read The Martian (although I loved the movie and do have a copy of the book to read). Artemis really appeals to me too. I will definitely be on the lookout for it. Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy it if you read it.
I really enjoyed the Martian and I’ve been anticipating this for a while. I hope it’s as good as I’m imagining.
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I never read The Martian but I heard good things – about the book and the movie version. This sounds like a fascinating second novel.
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If you like survival stories, The Martian is a great read.
A heist story set on the moon- that does sound so fun. I didn’t read The Martian but thought the movie was great. I may have to get this one, sounds like a lot of fun!
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Doesn’t it? If it’s anywhere near as good as The Martian, it should be a very entertaining read (and will probably end up made into a movie as well!)
I was so sad when Netgalley refused my ARC request 🙁 It sounds amazing and I can’t wait!
Mine is still pending. I’m really hoping to get approved but am prepared for rejection since it’s so popular, lol.
You had me at Andy Weir. I have not read The Martian yet but if all the things I hear about the book are true then I will love everything from that author!
If you enjoy unique storylines and sarcastic, snarky main characters, you should definitely enjoy The Martian.
I saw The Martian, and had planned to read it first, but didn’t get a chance. Interested in another book by this author. Great pick!
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