Groton READS 2016

The Martian

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 blast off on February 24 and run through April 12!

Download the brochure of scheduled events: 2016_Groton_Reads_Brochure.pdf

Check out our online calendar for more information on individual events and to sign up for programs!

Andy Weir

About the author:

Andy Weir

"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

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The Martian, book cover

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.