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Andy Weir signs in Mission Viejo
Meet New York Times Best Selling author Andy Weir on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. His latest escapade of a novel, Artemis, is being released as a paperback and we are celebrating at the Norman Murray Community and Senior Center on July 18, 2018. This Friends of the Library sponsored and ticketed program begins at 7:00 pm.
One ticket will permit admittance for two (2) to the 7:00 pm Writers Present program. Please note that seats are limited. Andy will only sign books that evening purchased through the website or purchased at the event. Books will be signed in the order of website purchase. For tickets please visit the event page on Brown Paper Tickets.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
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Published: Crown - November 14th, 2017
Andy Weirs brilliant debut novel The Martian, a gripping story of survival against all odds, is a genuine publishing phenomenon. Hailed by critics and fans alike as a new science-fiction classic, its spent a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller list (including twenty weeks at number one), has been published in forty languages worldwide, and has sold more than four million copies in North America alone, not to mention being adapted into the hit movie of the same name, starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott. In Artemis, Weir has crafted a near-future crime caper that introduces a protagonist every bit as memorable as The Martians Mark Watney: Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz. Jazz is just another too-smart, directionless twenty something, chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life. Except the small town happens to be named Artemis and its the first and only city on the moon.
Life on Artemis is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire, and Jazz is decidedly not a member of either category. She's got debts to pay, her job as a porter barely covers the rent, and her budding career as a smuggler isn't exactly setting her up as a kingpin, much to her disappointment. For her and the two thousand working-class inhabitants of Artemis five domes life means fighting to get into a guild for a shot at a decent living, gulping down another meal of the dubiously flavored algae known as gunk, then washing the latest frustrations away on a tide of reconstituted beer (tastes just like the real thing, except not really!) before heading home to another night in a coffin-size sleeping capsule.
So when the chance at a life-changing score drops in her lap, Jazz cant say no, even though shes sure there's more to the setup than meets the eye. And, indeed, pulling off the perfect crime is just the first of Jazz's problems as she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.
Brimming over with Weirs trademark charm, filled with smart, detailed world-building based on real science, and propelled by a deliciously twisty heist plot, Artemis is an irresistible new science-fiction thrill ride that's sure to take its place alongside The Martian as a new classic in the genre.