Artemis by Andy Weir
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 335 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 57 minutes
First Published: 2017
Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.
Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time.
So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can’t say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. And it calls for a particular combination of cunning, technical skills, and large explosions—not to mention sheer brazen swagger. But Jazz has never run into a challenge her intellect can’t handle, and she figures she’s got the ‘swagger’ part down.
The trouble is, engineering the perfect crime is just the start of Jazz’s problems. Because her little heist is about to land her in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.
Trapped between competing forces, pursued by a killer and the law alike, even Jazz has to admit she’s in way over her head. She’ll have to hatch a truly spectacular scheme to have a chance at staying alive and saving her city.
Jazz is no hero, but she is a very good criminal.
That’ll have to do.
Quotes from Artemis
People will trust a reliable criminal more readily than a shady businessman.
It’s a simple idiot-proofing scheme that’s very effective. But no idiot-proofing can overcome a determined idiot.
A clumsy, awkward success is still a success.
About Andy Weir
Andy Weir is a former software engineer and the author of three novels, The Martian, Artemis, Project Hail Mary, and the graphic novel Cheshire Crossing. He currently lives in California. Visit the author’s website →