I’m stranded on Mars.
I have no way to communicate with Earth.
I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.
If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.
So yeah. I’m screwed.
I loved this story. Stranded on Mars and astronaut Mark Watney has the most entertaining journal entries ever. The science may be good bad accurate I don’t know and won’t pretend to know. The character of Mark Watney however is brilliant. Told from his point of view via journal entries and rarely that of Nasa I can’t describe how much of a fan girl of Andy Weir I’ve become. His writing is great, characters also. Funny and witty, he’s a great guy and with McGyver like fix it skills we or at least I became absorbed in Marks journey to survive. I can’t recommend this sci-fi adventure thriller enough.