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The Martian by Andy Weir - New Signed Edition

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Edited: Jun 21, 2016, 1:02pm Top


I've read mixed reviews about this novel. Personally, I enjoyed it and would love to own a leatherbound copy.

Jun 21, 2016, 3:48pm Top

I read it twice -- the second time because I was standing in line for his book signing at NASA Johnson. I needed something to do, started re-reading it. Then that night, I stayed up late to finish it, even though this time I knew what would happen.

I adored the movie, too. :-)

Jun 21, 2016, 3:51pm Top

>2 amysisson: I also saw the movie, though the book was much more entertaining in my opinion! It certainly was a fun, quick, enjoyable book.

Jun 21, 2016, 5:57pm Top

I thought the book was OK. Read too much like a movie script in my personal opinion, and many of the characters were over-the-top cliché, but I admit it was a clever idea.

Jun 21, 2016, 9:32pm Top

Hilarious. I just finished reading this. (My apologies for reading off-leather.)

Jun 22, 2016, 7:35am Top

Not a very inspired cover.

Jun 22, 2016, 12:16pm Top

6: True. I think it's supposed to represent grids/terrain, but looks more like a game of tic-tac-toe gone wrong. There was also a Subterranean Press edition with a nicer dust jacket cover. Personally, I don't like dust jackets...


Jun 22, 2016, 1:22pm Top

>7 astropi: I was thinking it was depicting the wheel tracks from the rover he drove in!

Jun 22, 2016, 2:46pm Top

Jun 22, 2016, 4:25pm Top

I would be interested in reading this title as I really enjoyed the film, but the cover and spine finish is not much to be desired.

Jun 22, 2016, 4:26pm Top

>7 astropi:
I have this Subterranean Press edition, so I do not need another signed one. I am traveling now and cannot revisit the book at the moment, but I remember that when I was reading it I thought that the Subterranean book was very nicely made, and the dust jacket was of a very good quality, too.

For people who have not acquired a signed edition of the Martian, I think the Easton Press edition might be a welcome offering.

Edited: Jun 22, 2016, 7:17pm Top

>7 astropi:

I quite like that.

You may be right about what the EP cover is trying to represent. I wonder, however, if it is actually supposed to be a repeated pattern of Mars Pathfinder with panels deployed (it is a bit of a stretch)?

I think they would have been better doing something more obviously scifi and recognisable, such as the outline of an environment-suit helmet or the MAV.

Jun 22, 2016, 7:55pm Top

> 12

And at that, preferably, his hillbilly-trailor-trash modified space pirate MAV. haha

Jun 22, 2016, 8:43pm Top

This version is not illustrated?

Jun 22, 2016, 10:31pm Top

>14 kpfeifle:

No indication that it is illustrated on the EP website, so I assume not.

Jun 23, 2016, 11:28am Top

The Subterranean Press edition is not illustrated either for the record.

Edited: Nov 8, 2018, 11:45pm Top

If I already had The Martian then I would order it, but to buy it know is rather sticky.

Nov 9, 2018, 7:36am Top

I read Artemis earlier this year and it wasn't nearly as enjoyable to me as The Martian was.

Nov 9, 2018, 2:06pm Top

Why doesnt Easton Press improve the designs on many of their signed editions covers? The Artemis cover is downright bland and meaningless. Why not put a moon design or something with meaning or relevance to the book on it? Blah.

Nov 9, 2018, 2:43pm Top

20: Well, there was a rover track pattern on the cover of the Martian, and EP obviously wanted this one to have a matching design so that the two look good together on the shelf.

Nov 9, 2018, 9:43pm Top

>19 Eastoner:

I agree; much less impressed with his second book.

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