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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  229,547 ratings  ·  24,478 reviews
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to c
Hardcover, First Edition, 305 pages
Published November 14th 2017 by Crown
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Emily May
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, sci-fi, arc
1 1/2 stars. I really wish I could say I liked this. A couple of years back, I gave in to the hype and read Weir's The Martian, and I have to say-- I loved it. The scary scenario of being stranded so far away from everything and everyone you know, the very high probability that Mark Watney wouldn't survive, his chirpy sense of humour that keeps him going... unfortunately,Artemis's plot is convoluted and less exciting. And Jazz Bashara is SO ANNOYING.

Look, I completely get why Mark Watney annoyed
j e w e l s
Apologies in advance. You're not gonna like what I have to say.

This is not the review I was expecting to write, but this is not the book I was expecting to read.

Andy Weir has successfully taken the one element I didn't like in THE MARTIAN and expanded on that until ARTEMIS is almost a chore to read. Major disappointment.

Remember our hero, Mark, in The Martian? His jokey, sarcastic personality started to grate on my nerves towards the end of the book. It's like he never quit with the relentless
Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
A new book from Andy Weir? Happening on the moon? A heist where the main character survives with her scientific knowledge?

I was so excited for this book but I didn't end up loving nearly as much as The Martian.

Even though I liked the overall idea, I didn't like the characters and the constant jokes and insults felt incredibly forced.

The main character Jazz, a 26 years old woman, was talking and thinking like a cringy 15 years old boy. She mentions a few times her appearance and sexu
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Yay for my book winning 2017 GR award 😄

This book freaking rocks!!

No, seriously. The book does have science in it but it's not too bad. This is mostly about Jazz who has lived on the moon since she was 6 and now she's in her 20's. Her dad lives on the moon too but they had a falling out and she makes it on her own by doing. . . things.

I love the character of Jazz. She's funny and does crazy things but never anything to hurt any one.


Jazz doesn't live in the good part
Shaun Hutchinson
Dec 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book is awful. It's not just awful, it's offensive and immature and badly written. I wasn't expecting a masterpiece, but I'd enjoyed The Martian and hoped the followup would be fun in a similar way. It wasn't. There was nothing fun about this book.

Let's start with Jazz: Jazz Bashara is a Saudi woman written the way a white guy who's never spoken to or met a single woman in his entire life would write her. She talks about her boobs and being naked and makes sexual innuendos about EVERYTHING
When Artemis first came out I started seeing lots of one and two star reviews. Not wanting to spoil the book, I didn't read them very in depth. But, the star situation had me concerned as I was looking forward to this book as I enjoyed The Martian very much. Was I in for a big letdown?

Lucky for me, the book was a 4 star experience!

Thoughts on why others rated it so low - these are just guesses, I may be totally wrong:

It is not The Martian - sometimes when people are a huge fan of a book they are
This book was great.

I admit to worrying that he wouldn't be able to keep up the quality from The Martian, and this is definitely a very different kind of tale from that, being half a heist novel but otherwise just a great adventure, but he pulls it off. Better than pulling it off, even. I love his characters and the feel of the moon city, Artemis, is vital and detailed.

But you know what the best part is?

I was thoroughly entertained during the entire read. The pacing is great, the reveals belie
Will Byrnes
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Jasmine (Jazz) Bashara has a problem. She is 26 and close to being homeless, which is illegal where she lives. Back on Earth she would have had a lot of company, but living in Artemis, the moon’s only city, population two thousand, laying low is a bit tougher. She used to live with her father, but is too embarrassed to go back, having had a tiny accident in his workplace, smoking weed there with a pal, and…ummm…pretty much burning it down. Oopsy. She slee
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free advance copy of this for review from NetGalley.

M-O-O-N. That spells Andy Weir’s new novel. (OK, if you haven’t read Stephen King’s The Stand that joke won’t make sense to you, but rather than think that’s a failure of my review I’m going to say that it’s your own fault for not having read The Stand. Serves you right.)

It’s the near future, and there’s a city on the moon called Artemis. Jazz Bashara is a young woman who has grown up there, and knowing the place like the back of h
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jazz Bashara lives on Artemis, a moon colony with its own social structure and commerce.

Estranged from her father, Jazz has been making ends meet functioning as a smuggler in black market trade.

Most of her gigs involve hustling small-scale vice items. When a very rich man makes Jazz an unexpected offer, she cannot refuse.

What follows is a story of girl trying to make up for past mistakes, while trying to survive the best she can, with a little corporate sabotage sprinkled on top.

I really enjoy
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
this book is a masterclass for how male authors should never write a female character. like, never ever ever. i honestly have never read such terrible characterisation before and i can only think of two reasons for why that is.
1. andy weir just copied what he wrote for mark in ‘the martian’ and pasted it into this book. or,
2. andy weir has somehow managed to never meet a woman in his entire life.
i think AW was just rushing through to quickly put out a book while he could ride on the success of ‘
Kayla Dawn
Nov 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-star-books
Biggest disappointment of the year.

The writing style was weird, Weir's "humor" was only based on his main character being female and the story was just boring.
Oh and the characters were as one dimensional as it can get.

I skipped a fair amount of pages and I rarely do that. That's how bored and annoyed I was.
☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
Overall a decent read even though I had some issues with the book (listed below). And the rereading didn't unearth new plot holes (which it usually does!)
The good and the ugly: We start at 0! (I wanted to make this one more challenging than I usually do)
+ 1 star for the light-hearted banter: it actually made the readability factor go x2!
- 1 star for stupid sex ennuendos, promiscuity bashing or whatever that was that was going on with all the
+ 1 star for the world-building
+ 1 star for the read
Hannah Greendale
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.

Artemis is a bit of a ruffian. It's a chemistry-centric novel that sees myriad genres marrying together into a hard-edged, unrefined heist novel with action, adventure and splashes of mystery. Gone is the seriousness and grand stakes of its predecessor, The Martian, and in its place is a book with significantly lower stakes and a slightly controversial protagonist.

Jazz Bashara is a rogue, smart and capa
I never read The Martian but am aware that it is a hugely popular book and movie. I don't read much science fiction but I loved Artemis. Weir goes into a lot of depth and detail in his world building of a city on the moon that has adopted Kenyan time, with its 5 bubbles named after famous astronauts with their own distinct identities and linked by tunnels. What made this book such a great read for me is the complex character of 26 year old Jazz Bashara, a woman that breaks every stereotype of a ...more
Larry H
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I'm between 3 and 3.5 stars here.

Although it has been a few years since Andy Weir published The Martian , he hasn't been missing from the literary world, thanks to his sharing a number of free super-short stories with the reading public. ( Annie's Day remains my favorite of the bunch.) Even so, I was anxious for him to come out with a new novel.

Artemis is the first city on the moon. While wealthy tourists get to experience the city's luxuries, for the ordinary citizens living there
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Did a bunch of male redditor stereotypes get together and create a "sexy" protagonist and write this? Because that's what it felt like.

It's a no from me. Video review will be up next week :D

Edit/Note: I go on reddit every single day. I was making a joke that the protagonist felt like a cliche of what men want women to be like. It's not an awful book. I just had a few issues with the plot/pacing I'll talk about in my video review.
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
On sale today! 3.25 stars - sadly, I'm dropping down from my initial "soft" 4 star rating, on further reflection. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Life in Artemis, the only human city on the moon, is rough for Jasmine Bashara, a 26 year old delivery person, smuggler, and would-be tourist guide. She fails her EVA (extravehicular activity) Guild exam in, literally, breathtaking fashion; she’s somewhat estranged from her welder father, to whom she owes a huge personal debt; she’s living al
Henry Avila
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
The Moon... during the futuristic years , the 2080's, set on its only city Artemis ( ancient Greek goddess of the Moon), granted not much in comparison to Earth's urban centers, just 2,000 people living inside five crowded, connected spheres (bubbles), mostly underground, small living spaces, few parks, little hotels for the tourists, entertainment essentially non- existent... The views largely obstructed; outside a black night, as a gigantic half Earth above slowly transverse the sky ...shall w ...more
Justin Tate
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Better than The Martian--and I LOVED The Martian! Like Weir's last blockbuster novel, Artemis is essentially a science textbook hidden within an enthralling sci-fi adventure. Full of personality and geek-out moments, it may not be for everyone, but even if you're just 10% into science you're going to love this book.

The whole cast of characters are brilliantly drawn and the imaginary moon city is so believable it barely reads as science fiction. The action starts right away and never lets up. Eas
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
2ish stars.

Right off the bat I'll just say, I think the first half of this book is awful. It was like Weir conceded that plot set-up and characterization are things that novels should include, so he gave it his best shot and attempted to cover up his lack of ability in those areas by making lots and lots of (middle school) jokes. Once the heist starts, the action kicks in, and the surprisingly believable and interesting technical, science-y bits come into play, the book hits its stride and show
Ahmad Sharabiani
Artemis, Andy Weir

In Artemis, the first city on the Moon, porter and part-time smuggler Jasmine "Jazz" Bashara is offered an opportunity by a regular client, wealthy businessman Trond Landvik, to assist him with a new business venture. While meeting with Trond, Jazz briefly encounters an associate of his named Jin Chu who attempts to conceal a case marked with the name ZAFO. Trond intends to take over Sanchez Aluminum, which currently enjoys a lucrative permanent contract with the city for free
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
They’re not Martians.

Don’t call them Loonies either.

With some very subtle nods to Heinlein’s 1966 masterpiece The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Andy Weir returns to outer space after his fabulously well to do debut novel.

Some SF fans were excited about a revisit to The Martian and others were apprehensive, fearing a Sea of Tranquility sized let down. Weir neither tried to recreate The Martian nor did he run out of gas on the way to Houston. Artemis is a different kind of story with its own charms, n
Sam Quixote
Sep 02, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In space, no-one can hear you yawn…

I try to include plot summaries at the top of my reviews for context but I can’t do it for Fartemis - every time I think about this trash my mind collapses out of exhausted, frustrated, sheer boredom! The protagonist is a smuggler called Jazz Bashara. It’s set on the moon city of Fartemis. There’s a laughable half-assed “heist” plot. Oh, and I fucking haaaated reading it! AARRGH, GET IT AWAY FROM MEEEE!

To be fair, I didn’t like Andy Weir’s last novel, The Mar
Natalie Monroe
"A story about a city on the moon with a female lead."

First thing that popped in my head:

Dannii Elle
Original rating at 4 stars yet weeks after reading this I still keep thinking about the originality of this epic plot. I think it is only fair to award this the full 5 stars. I think this was even better than The Martian!

Jazz Bashara resides in and adores her moon-colony-home, Artemis. She is one independent lady and clever individual, who uses these skills to alleviate her position. She is also a criminal, who isn't afraid to bend the laws that govern her world to her own monetary advantage.

Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
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A heist on the moon.

A heist. On THE MOON.


A few years ago I read The Martian because my sister forcefully said I had to. So I picked it up, not knowing much about the premise apart from "dude gets stuck on Mars." I was expecting it to be dark and intense. So imagin
Dangerous Place to Live....the Moon.

Andy Weir, one of my favorite authors, serves up another winner with his new sci-fi thriller ARTEMIS....and Jazz Bashara is the spirited and defiant main attraction.

Jasmine/Jazz is basically a good person, has a smart mouth, works as a lowly Porter, and drives around in a cart she named Trigger. AND.... despite her sideline of smuggling AND superior IQ, she still lives in a room the size of a coffin....literally....and wants out!

SO.... with an offer she can't

Berit Talks Books
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, blog-tour
4 Out of this World Stars🌑 🌟🌟🌟🌟

It has been quite some time since I’ve read a book that did not take place on earth in contemporary times... so this book was very refreshing and a lot of fun! I really enjoyed The martian even though it was not my typical reading genre... this book had shades of The martian, but if you go into this book expecting a repeat you will be disappointed... this book had a younger vibe to it, a much different storyline, and its own cast of sarcastic sassy characters....


Attack of the Moon Woman Who Made Bad Life Decisions.

2.5 Stars. Jazz has lived on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, for two decades. To make ends meet, she smuggles contraband to those willing to pay. One day, a rich client has an intriguing request. He needs her help to sabotage Artemis's sole aluminum company so that he can enter the aluminum business. This is far beyond any criminal act that she's performed before, but he makes her an offer she can't refuse: one million slu
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