"One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time. It feels so real it could almost be nonfiction, and yet it has the narrative drive and power of a rocket launch. This is Apollo 13 times ten."
--Douglas Preston, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Impact" and" Blasphemy"
"A book I just couldn't put down! It has the very rare combination of a good, original story, interestingly real characters and fascinating technical accuracy...reads like "MacGyver" meets "Mysterious Island."
--Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station and author of "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth"
"The best book I've read in ages. Clear your schedule before you crack the seal. This story will take your breath away faster than a hull breech. Smart, funny, and white-knuckle intense, "The Martian "is everything you want from a novel."
--Hugh Howey, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Wool"
""The Martian "kicked my ass! Weir has crafted a relentlessly entertaining and inventive survival thriller, a MacGyver-trapped-on-Mars tale that feels just as real and harrowing as the true story of Apollo 13."
--Ernest Cline, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Ready Player One"
"Gripping...shapes up like Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe "as written by someone brighter."
--Larry Niven, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the "Ringworld "series and "Lucifer's Hammer
"The tension simply never lets up, from the first page to the last, and at no point does the believability falter for even a second. You can't shake the feeling that this could all really happen."
--Patrick Lee, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Breach "and "Ghost Country "
"""Strong, resilent, and gutsy. It's "Robinson Crusoe" on Mars, 21st century style. Set aside a chunk of free time when you start this one. You're going to need it because you won't want to put it down."
--Steve Berry, "New York Times "bestsellin