The Martian

Wed 20 November 2019 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Imagine you were on an year-long space mission to Mars and you got stranded. And your next chance of being rescued is a few years away. How would you survive?

"The Martian" by Andy Weir is based on that premise. Mark Watney gets blown away in a Martian storm while trying to evacuate along with his team. They assume him dead and start their journey back to earth without him. But fate has something else in store for him. He survives but has no means of contacting earth. His only chance of returning back to earth is on a future expedition scheduled in a few years.

The book is a fascinating read on Mark's indomitable spirit, fluid adaptations and quick thinking.