Artemis

320 pages

English language

Published April 16, 2017 by Ebury Publishing.

ISBN:
9781473527454

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4 stars (6 reviews)

"Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself--and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first" -- summary from author's web page.

5 editions

Review of 'Artemis' on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

While I have mixed feelings about the main character, Jazz, Andy Weir has once again crafted a science fiction novel with a cool premise and writing that keeps you hooked. Who among us has not pondered the possibility of human colonization of the moon?

Here, we see Artemis as mostly a tourist destination, otherwise a self-sustaining city spread out among a number of connected "bubbles," complete with tradespeople of all sorts, homes, restaurants, hotels, shops, one medic, and one Mountie-turned-mooncop. Jazz is a porter, which allows her to supplement her income by smuggling contraband to the city. But then one of her regular customers makes an offer that's insanely dangerous. If she gets caught, she'll be deported to her home country of Saudi Arabia, which she hasn't seen since she was six years old. But if she doesn't get caught, the payoff will be more money than she could hope …

Review of 'Artemis' on Goodreads

2 stars

1) "I live in Artemis, the first (and so far, only) city on the moon. It's made of five huge spheres called 'bubbles.' They're half underground, so Artemis looks exactly like old sci-fi books said a moon city should look: a bunch of domes. You just can't see the parts that are underground.
Armstrong Bubble sits in the middle, surrounded by Aldrin, Conrad, Bean, and Shepard. The bubbles each connect to their neighbors via tunnels. I remember making a model of Artemis as an assignment in elementary school. Pretty simple: just some balls and sticks. It took ten minutes.
It's pricey to get here and expensive as hell to live here. But a city can't just be rich tourists and eccentric billionaires. It needs working-class people too. You don't expect J. Worthalot Richbastard III to clean his own toilet, do you?
I'm one of the little people."

2) "The Hungarians …

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Subjects

  • Fiction, science fiction, hard science fiction
  • Fiction, science fiction, action & adventure