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Recommendation - The Martian
Queen of Ra - 26-9-2014 at 12:25

Marvellous book by Andy Weir - read it on holiday. Brilliant.

Of course, now being made into a film.

Definitely worth a read if you haven't already.


Dreamweaver - 27-9-2014 at 00:18

Sounds interesting Queenie, care to enlarge (without spoilers :) ) on the plot?

John_Little - 27-9-2014 at 10:00

About to ask the same thing. Is it funny, sci fi or serious?

Queen of Ra - 2-10-2014 at 16:41

Its funny and serious and really well researched - it is about a Nasa Astronaut:

I知 stranded on Mars.

I have no way to communicate with Earth.

I知 in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I値l suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I値l die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I値l just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I値l eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I知 screwed.

LSemmens - 3-10-2014 at 10:41

Thanks, Queenie, sounds very interesting.