When I received “Artemis” as an Advanced Reader Copy through Netgalley, I jumped for joy. To say I am a fan of Weir’s first book “The Martian” is an understatement. After I finished it, I literally ran around my office cheering. And Artemis lives up to the standard “The Martian” set, in my opinion.
Featuring a diverse cast of characters and the hard science that I loved in his first novel, Weir paints a picture of a city on the Moon that is thriving, peaceful, yet has a seedy underbelly. Picture Ocean’s 11 in space. That’s right. It’s a heist on the moon!!!!! Jazz is a strong female protagonist with a flare for the dramatic, a loose moral code and a lot of funny one-liners and sarcastic remarks. Her interactions with characters like Rudy, Bob, and even her own father builds her into a multi-dimensional woman who wants to do right, but someone who tends to get caught up with the wrong people and bets on the wrong horse. This was such a fun ride and sure to be a huge hit when this book comes out in the fall.