As soon as I found out Andy Weir had written a new book I knew I had to read it. I really enjoyed The Martian, Weir’s style and voice make for very entertaining science fiction reading. As expected, I really enjoyed Artemis. Weir writes wonderful books that can be relied on for interesting and entertaining reads. Artemis is another great story, it’s completely different from The Martian but still delivers the goods we’ve come to love and anticipate from Weir; it’s got great characters, interesting scientific details, and loads of humour.
“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.” (GoodReads)
I devoured this novel and I reckon if you’ve enjoyed Weir’s previous novel or enjoy science fiction in general this will be right up your alley. Even if you’re not necessarily a huge fan of science fiction, don’t be put off. Artemis is essentially a story about people, their lives and relationships, with a smattering of criminal intrigue, and it happens to be set on the Moon. A very entertaining read.