Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive. Even if he could get word out, his supplies would be long gone before a rescue could arrive. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? A brilliant debut.