Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Review: Artemis

Artemis Artemis by Andy Weir
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Most successful in this book is the thought experiment of living on the moon and the necessary technology, dangers, and modes of production. And similar to The Martian, there are some bits of humor.

Less successful is what I can only interpret as the author wanting to be more diverse, and therefore using the same main character type as in the Martian but calling her Arab and female. Eh, didn't buy it. It did harken back to some of William Gibson's female characters and their loner, black-jean wearing ways.

And man he kept setting up for a sex scene he then didn't write. So much set up! A new self-cleaning condom! How different sex is in less gravity! And then nothing. Clearly the author researched it, where is it? Chekhov's gun fail, unless it somehow is only missing from the review copy.

Thanks to the publisher for providing access to this title via Edelweiss.

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