The new novel is not a sequel to The Martian, but it does stick to the science fiction realm. Both novels take place in the not-too-distant future and both take place in space. Early reviews cite a sarcastic and clever protagonist which sounds familiar and there is plenty of technical detail for hard sci-fi fans. That’s where the simularities end though, as Artemis is a heist story set on the moon.
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 pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
Promises to be a fun, quick read.
Artemis: A Novel is available in the following formats: