I have no way to communicate with Earth.
I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.
If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.
So yeah. I’m screwed.
Mark Watney is one of the first men to walk on Mars, a payload specialist on the third manned NASA mission. When things go wrong and the mission has to be scrubbed, he becomes the first man to be stranded on Mars. Alone.”
Published by Del Rey later this month (£9.99 — which is excellent value for a hardback book)