Because books with the most buzz tend to be thrillers, historicals, or literary darlings, hardly anyone expected that the story of a stranded astronaut could collect some of the most enthusiastic word-of-mouth of recent years. Even readers who usually avoid science fiction have been completely won over by Andy Weir’s The Martian, which offers an exciting mix of appealing qualities. There’s something for everyone!
Wondering what to read next? Depending on what you liked best about The Martian, there are many directions you might go:
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Don’t forget: for each science fiction book read during November, adults are eligible to enter a drawing for a gift card to AMC Theatres or to Barnes & Noble. Read more about Try Sci-Fi!