Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Teaser Tuesday #13: Stranded on Mars!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.  Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Title: The Martian

Author:  Andy Weir

Year Published: 2014

Publisher: Broadway Books

Genre: Science Fiction

Reading Level:  Adult

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. 

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive — and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. 

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. 

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills — and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit — he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

"So, that's the situation.  I'm stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth.  Everyone thinks I'm dead.  I'm in a Hab designed to last thirty-one days.  If the oxygenator breaks down, I'll suffocate. If the water reclaimer breaks down, I'll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I'll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I'll eventually run out of food and starve to death." 
Wow!  This book is off to an interesting start!  A man being stranded in Mars and having no where to go?  Call me interested!

Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else?  Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I'll check them out! 


  1. Well that is quite a teaser and what a way to start off a book is right! I'm wondering what is going to happen next. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog. Enjoy your book!

  2. Yeah, that's a pretty chilling teaser! Lots of ways to die, not a lot of options to survive! I've seen the movie, and parts of the movie, a few times, but never read the book (yet!) Hopefully soon! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!