Book in categories:
science fiction

The Martian

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Comments and mentions from HN threads:

Ask HN: Books you read in 2015?

projektir: A guy tries to survive on Mars - found this one rather bland. I would have liked to see more psychology and less calculations, and I am not sure how I feel about its presentation of the scientific community.

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Ask HN: Which book have you re-read recently?

KingOfMyRoom: I love it. It's about doing the impossible, one step at a time

Ask HN: Books you wish you had read earlier?

Amogha_IO: Hands down the best science fiction book I have read. I have lost count how many times I have listened to the audio-book (probably >15).

Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

adroitboss: The Audiobook of this was AMAZING! The book is still amazing especially for technical people

Ask HN: Recommend one book I need to read this summer?

credit_guy: In my opinion this is by far the best SciFi book of all time. Hard SciFi, in the style of Arthur C Clarke, but packed with 10 times the “sci” of the Odyssey or Rama.

Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?

lucb1e: The Martian is my all time favorite. It's very entertaining, clever, and even educative if you like to learn about space stuff.

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