Andy Weir’s The Martian

themartian_zpsc1c61b75and so anyway it turns out that reading The Martian – Andy Weir’s nostalgic utopia about a world in which when things are broken you can just pop the hood, roll up your sleeves and fix them – is a lot like reading someone else’s to-do lists, with none of the how will I ever get all of this done? thrills and suspense of your own to-do lists and without any of the satisfaction of being able to cross things off…

Not so much science fiction as checklist fiction.

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