The Martian by Andy Weir - New Signed Edition
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I've read mixed reviews about this novel. Personally, I enjoyed it and would love to own a leatherbound copy.
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. :-)
>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.
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.
Hilarious. I just finished reading this. (My apologies for reading off-leather.)
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...
>7 astropi: I was thinking it was depicting the wheel tracks from the rover he drove in!
8: Interesting. That didn't occur to me.
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.
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.
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.
And at that, preferably, his hillbilly-trailor-trash modified space pirate MAV. haha
No indication that it is illustrated on the EP website, so I assume not.
The Subterranean Press edition is not illustrated either for the record.
A new signed edition from Andy Weir:
If I already had The Martian then I would order it, but to buy it know is rather sticky.
I read Artemis earlier this year and it wasn't nearly as enjoyable to me as The Martian was.
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.
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.
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