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by Andy Weir
Stranded on Mars after a wind storm kills his crew, astronaut Mark Watney must use all of his knowledge and wherewithal to survive an unforgiving planet and impossible odds. In pursuit of oxygen, fuel, protection from radiation, and a sense of purpose, Andy Weir's genrebending new foray into the paranormal is balanced with a realist, slice-of-modern life approach to scouring Big Red, and exploring the perimeters of our galaxy.
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