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Aug 2015
The Martian - Andy Weir - Del Rey, 2014

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This book has now become a hugely popular film, but in 2011 Weir had to self-publish it because no agent would touch it. In hindsight this seems weird - it is competently written and has an incredibly engaging lead character, a suspenseful plot and an interesting and well-researched setting. I can sort of see what the publishers had against it, because it breaks pretty much every rule in the author's manual. Which of course is what makes it great.
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