Artemis is another story from the bestselling author of The Martian. Andy Weir returns with an irresistible new not-so-distant-future thriller — a heist story, set on the moon.
Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She simply wanted to get wealthy. But not crazy or eccentric-billionaire wealthy, like many of the guests to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just wealthy enough to move out of her coffin-sized residence and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to repay a debt she’s owed for a very long time.
So when an opportunity at an enormous score finally comes her way, Jasmine or Jazz, can’t say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from a small-time smuggler to a full-on criminal mastermind. And it requires a selected mixture of cunning, technical expertise, and large explosions—not to point out sheer brazen swagger. However Jazz has by no means run into a challenge her mind can not handle, and she figures she’s got the ‘swagger’ part down.
The difficulty is, engineering the perfect crime is simply the beginning of Jazz’s problems. As a result of her little heist, she is about to land in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.
Trapped between competing forces, pursued by a killer and the law alike, even Jazz has to confess she’s in way over her head. She will have to hatch a really spectacular scheme to have a chance at staying alive and saving her town.
Jazz isn’t any hero, however she is a very good criminal. That’ll have to do. For now.
Propelled by its heroine’s wisecracking voice, set in a city that’s at once stunningly imagined and intimately familiar, and brimming over with clever problem-solving and heist-y fun, Artemis is another irresistible brew of science, suspense, and humor from #1 bestselling author Andy Weir.