Artemis is proof that Andy Weir cannot write a main character who is not a smart ass. It is hard to follow up to such a successful novel as The Martian, so much is expected. While Artemis is very different then Weir's first novel, it does not disappoint.
Jazz has lived most of her life on the moon in a contained city Artemis. She continually balances her sense of honor with her need to make money. She is extremely talented, has an off the charts IQ, and a knack for getting herself in bad situations. Despite it all, you can't help not only relating to her, but rooting for her.
There is no doubt that Weir is an amazing author. He combines actual science with fiction to make believable tales that draws the reader in. He also creates amazing characters and has excellent narration. It is no reason why Artemis won Goodread's best science fiction novel of 2017.
Artemis may even better than his first novel. While the science is still there, it is incorporated better into the plot. There is also less vulgarity. Jazz still has a mouth, but it is not out of control.
Overall this is a really great novel. Even if Science Fiction is not your normal type of read, I would still recommend that you check this book out.
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