This is a survival science fiction novel that tells the tale of a man's struggle to survive and escape Mars after being left behind, presumed dead, on an early manned mission.
The book is absolutely fantastic. I read it in one sitting, and could not put it down. 9,000 stars, 1 billion internets. Fantastic.
Normally I put a link here to the book on Amazon. Here it is.
Also, I'm placing a link to download the .ePub of the full book for free on my public dropbox here.
I would normally not do this, but the last page of the book says:
Copyright Info “The Martian” is copyright © Andy Weir, 2011. Al rights reserved.
The cover art is an image from NASA and is public domain.
Al fonts in this document are public domain.
Redistribution of this e-book is permitted, so long as it is distributed for free.
Any content complaints or DMCA notices can be sent to Elizabeth.a.Greene (at) gmail (dot) com or left in the comments. Enjoy!