What happens when you get stuck on Mars? A Martian reader

Andy Weir’s novel The Martian has millions of fans all over the world--and I am so one of them. The movie has been very much anticipated and has pushed even more people to read the book.  But once you’ve read the book and seen the movie, then what?

Well, you read all about Mars so that when you’re the one who can’t leave a planet for over a year, you can survive, too.

First, let’s make sure we know what we’re looking at. Various of our e-library online resources, like General OneFile, can provide you with photos to your heart’s content, opens a new window. There are videos to watch, opens a new window, too!

If you’d rather have an overarching collection of documents and images to explore from a single page, the Mars page in Science in Context is worth a look. Not only can you see great satellite photos of Mars and pictures taken by rovers Sojourner, Spirit and Opportunity, but you can read brief articles about all things Mars, watch over 100 videos, listen to collected podcasts, and even visit other resources--all from one page. Some of them are the same thing you find on General OneFile, but that happens.   

Do you have enough information on the planet yet? I hope so, because now it’s time to go onto Overdrive and make your way through the Mars Worst Case Scenario: Ultimate Adventure Novel! You decide how to survive!


Don’t have enough? Check out the Martian page on NoveList to find some fiction readalikes. Or check out the book's page in the PCPL catalog (which is linked at the top) to peruse the various lists it has found its way onto!