Artemis isn’t as good as The Martian, but it’s pretty close. Author Andy Weir kept what was great about The Martian: hard science, humor, and a charmingly sarcastic protagonist.
It takes a little while for the story to get going, but it’s the best depiction of a lunar colony I’ve ever read.
Artemis is about a young, super-smart but lazy criminal on the moon goes for a major score and immediately gets in way over her head. Clever scheming, problem-solving, and the occasional explosion keep this book entertaining.
Recommendation: Buy it. Also, get The Martian if you haven’t yet. I’m hoping to display a number of future Weir bestsellers on my bookshelf.
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Personally I loved it too. Surprised to see as many negative reviews as there are on the InterWeb.