By Andy Weir
One of Read It Forward Editors‰۪ Favorite Books of 2017
Combining science fiction and adventure, the bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible near-future thriller‰ÛÓa heist story set on the moon.
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‰ÛÓand that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.