Artemis by Andy Weir


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 commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pullin...

Details Artemis

Release DateJul 3rd, 2018
PublisherBroadway Books
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Audiobook

Reviews Artemis

  • Emily May
    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 ANNOY...
  • 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?COUNT ME IN!!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...
  • 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. AND SHE L...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    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...
  • Matthew
    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 - somet...
  • Lola
    Seems to me that Andy Weir rushed to write this book.Oh man, what a disappointment. And an even bigger disappointment that it won the science fiction category of the Goodreads Choice Awards. (Just because the author is popular.)To be honest, I didn’t even realize Jazz Bashara was a woman until specific pronouns were used. That certainly did not take long, but even after I made that realization, I couldn’t shake the feeling that Jazz’s perso...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    I HAVE SUCH MIXED FEELINGS. The first half of this book was very fun, and the plot was interesting and all that. The only thing that bugged me was the writing style, which I suppose is similar to The Martian, but I felt it was a better fit with that story, and with Artemis it just felt forced. Other than that though, I was loving it! This book could have easily been 4 or 5 stars from me.Then, around the halfway point, the book sort of lost me. Th...
  • Bradley
    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 e...
  • Will Byrnes
    Artemis - image from 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, a...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    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...
  • Kemper
    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 wo...
  • Larry H
    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...
  • Paromjit
    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 B...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ✺❂❤❣
    Overall a decent read even though I had some issues with the book (listed below).The good and the ugly: We start at 0! + 1 star for the light-hearted banter- 1 star for stupid sex ennuendos, promiscuity bashing or whatever+ 1 star for the world-building+ 1 star for the readability+ 1 star for the clear cut style- 1 star for this gal's stupidity and total immaturity+ 1 star for the science present (there was some of it, not all good, but some)+ 1...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. A chemistry-centric heist/mystery/action-adventure that hinges on its roguish protagonist.
  • 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...
  • Katie
    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 :DEdit/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.
  • Henry Avila
    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 hal...
  • Philip
    2.5ish 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 bi...
  • 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 ...
  • Sam Quixote
    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 MEE...
  • Carol
    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....literall...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    Artemis is currently super cheap to buy!! 30% off at Book Depository (with free international shipping) 40% off at Amazon US and 30% off at Amazon UKThis review can also be found on my blog, Dana and the Books 4.5/5 A heist on the moon.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 ...
  • Taryn
    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 ...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    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 differ...
  • Ahmed Ejaz
    Andy Weir! HOW THE HELL YOU HAVE SUCH AN EXCELLENT GRIP ON SCIENCE?!!!I really wanted to read another book by him after reading his masterpiece, The Martian. Yes! Still masterpiece even after this book. The news of a new book from him was one of the best things that could ever happen to me. Like in The Martian, Andy Weir's knowledge of science shines in this book very well. ARTEMIS, The Only City on Moon *ahem ahem* WOOOOOW!! HOW PERFECTLY BUILT ...
  • Gary
    3.5 StarsNo matter what Andy Weir did for his second novel, it was a forgone conclusion that he wasn’t going to duplicate the success of The Martian. The peculiar upward trajectory of that phenomenon – from a free web serial to best-selling 99 cent ebook to exponentially bigger print bestseller to award winning blockbuster film – simply cannot be repeated.Don’t get me wrong, Artemis is going to sell a lot of books. Weir has a name now and...
  • Ginger
    ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.3.5 stars from this space cadet!Life on Artemis would be so much fun! I would love to be a tourist to go visit this Moon colony. This part of the story was not lacking for me. I enjoy sci-fi and this was right up my alley.I was accepted to do an ARC on this last year. I’m finally finishing the book and review!It has been published for some time now but I kept putting t...
  • Char
    3.5/5 stars!Jasmine Bashara is pretty much a female Mark Watney. I liked her, but she quickly got on my nerves. Luckily, the author kept things moving and I didn't have a lot of time to focus on her personality. Jazz has been living on the moon with her father since she was 6. She's a trouble maker, she likes sex and she can weld the heck out of anything. Her relationship with her father is rather strained as he is a devout Muslim and she's a smu...