Artemis

 Photo by  Josh Feggans

Photo by Josh Feggans

Author: Andy Weir

Set in a future where Kenya has become a leader in space exploration, largely in part due to its geographical location, Andy Weir’s second book takes us deep inside the seedy underbelly of life within the Artemis Moon base. There we meet Jazz, a delivery drone and part time petty smuggler. When one of her best clients presents her with an offer she can’t refuse, her claustrophobic world becomes one hell of a dangerous place.

No spoilers of course, but Mr Weir has approached this book with the same scientific gusto that gave us the joyful nerd-fest that was The Martian. A tough act to follow by any means, but Artemis delivers. I smashed through this within a week-and-a-half, a testament to its ‘can’t put me down’-ness. Bonus points for anyone who picks up the Doctor Who reference.

Read this is you like: Space adventures, have ever wondered what life would be like on the moon, like kick-arse female characters, loved The Martian, cliff hangers.

Rated: 3.5 scoops out of a possible 5 flavours.