Artemis by Andy Weir

I read Artemis by Andy Weir, the same author who wrote The Martian, back in June, and it became one of my favourite reads. If you haven’t yet read The Martian, go read it now, and when you’re finished read Artemis. Andy Weir is one of my favourite authors, and I know he’ll become one of yours too.

About Artemis


WELCOME TO ARTEMIS. The first city on the moon.
Population 2,000. Mostly tourists.
Some criminals.

Jazz Bashara is one of the criminals. She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it’s not enough.

So when she’s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it’s a lot more dangerous…

Smart and sharp…Weir has done it again [with] a sci-fi crowd pleaser made for the big screen.


My Thoughts on Artemis by Andy Weir

Interesting read. I didn’t relate to the main character, Jazz, but I did like her and loved that she was female. Feisty and strong, I loved that she could stick up for herself when she got into trouble. She’s able to admit when she’s wrong, and helps others, even those who may want to hurt her. 

Despite the story being set on the moon, every character felt real. Their stories, their lives, the peril, was realistic. It was easy to imagine the compromises and obstacles involved in living on the moon. The story itself kept me turning the pages, and I rooted for Jazz throughout. I read faster when I reached action-packed chapters and when characters surprised me it made me smile. 

Artemis’ ending wasn’t what I expected at all, I thought things would go one way but Jazz was more inventive than I gave her credit for, and turned the situation to her advantage. I loved a scene in the book when Jazz talks to her dad about their past and they connect. I had a lump in my throat while I read. 

If you like strong female characters who aren’t afraid to stand up for themselves, then Artemis is a superb book for you.

Weir excels when it comes to geeky references, snarky humour and scenes of ingenious scientific problem-solving.

Financial Times 

You can buy Artemis from Amazon or Waterstones.

Have you read any books by Andy Weir?

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