What a trip. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the new Andy Weir (which my computer refuses to stop auto-correcting to Weird) book is awesome. It's fun, exciting, and f*cking hilarious.
Artemis follows our main character, a bad ass Arab woman named Jazz. who grew up in Artemis- the first city on the moon. She moved to Artemis with her family when she was 6, and is now the moon's number 1 smuggler.
As the novel unfolds, a new gig gets Jazz dragged into a governmental conspiracy involving organized crime and Big Aluminum. With nowhere else to turn, she's forced to enlist the help of a few friends to try and save the city itself and it's entire population of Artemisians.
Not only is the story awesome, but the characters and the science are equally incredible and fascinating. The city feels like a main character. Not only can I visualize it, I feel like I know my way around it and could navigate the city without the help of the map we get at the front of the book.
There were definitely a few loose ends at the end of Artemis, and I hope there's a reason they weren't tied up. I'd love another book in this series! There's a lot of potential and a lot of places this could go in future novels. No pun intended.
This is easily one of the best books of the year, and could make an amazing movie if Artemis goes the way of The Marian.