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Diary of an AssCan by Andy Weir
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Holy crap!

Just in case you have not already had your fill of The Martian, there is a short prequel out there, Diary of an AssCan: A Mark Watney Short Story, by Andy Weir of course. In this one, Watney learns that he has been selected, applies some very PG profanity, then goes on to some of the prep. It is adorable, and somewhat interesting. The sheer brevity keeps it from achieving escape velocity, but it will lift you off the pad a safe distance, definitely worth a few minutes of your time if you enjoyed its larger sibling. And there is a nice slice of irony as Watney considers the journey ahead.

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How big was this book and then the movie?

Here is a link to my review of The Martian
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Reading Progress

May 21, 2016 – Shelved
May 21, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 23, 2016 – Started Reading
May 23, 2016 – Shelved as: short-stories
May 23, 2016 – Shelved as: science-fiction
May 23, 2016 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Monica (new)

Monica Written by Andy Weir. You've got David Weir in your review... ;-)


Will Byrnes EeeeeeeeeeeKKK!!!!! Thanks for the heads up. Correction has been made.


Victor more of the martian is a good thing, even if it's only five pages


Will Byrnes Yes, it is


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