Groton READS 2016
by Andy Weir
Groton READS is a community-wide reading event coordinated by the Groton Public Library and sponsored by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust. Groton READS is now in its twelfth year. Click here to see a list of past Groton READS titles. Events are free and open to all.
About The Martian:
"An edge-of-your seat debut thriller with laugh-out-loud dialogue mixed in. After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watney is stranded. Now he’s got to figure out how to survive without air, shelter, food, or water on the harsh Martian landscape until the next manned mission in four years. It’s Science Fiction with a capital S, but Weir does a fabulous job of making it accessible to non-science geeks (like me)." — Dan Brooks for LibraryReads.
Groton READS 2016 events will blast off in late February...
Schedule of 2016 Groton READS events coming soon!
About the author:
"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." — author's website
This book was adapted into film of the same name in 2015, directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover.
Learn more about real-life exploration of Mars:
Visit the website for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, Mars Exploration Rovers, and follow the latest activities of rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
Pathfinder lander and the rover, Sojourner, on Mars, 1997