2016 One Book One Marin Culminating Event - The Martian (Dominican University)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

Andy Weir’s acclaimed science fiction novel, The Martian, has been selected as the 2016 honoree for One Book One Marin. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, One Book One Marin seeks to build a stronger, enriched community through community dialogue, and the exploration of literature and culture. The One Book One Marin program will conclude with a special event on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Dominican University's Angelico Hall, featuring Andy Weir and KQED host Michael Krasny in conversation.

Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Science Fiction, The Martian follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, who through a series of tragic events, is left behind on the red planet, stranded and facing certain death. He must improvise in order to survive. The story is told mostly through Watney’s log entries, chronicling his efforts to finding a way to grow food, make water, and get himself off the planet. Interspersed among the log entries are sections told from the point of view of the NASA specialists, back on Earth, who discover that Watney is not dead (as everyone assumed) and scramble together a rescue plan. A film adaptation of the book was released in early October 2015.
 
Popular across the United States and throughout the world, One Book programs take the idea of a localized book discussion club and expand it to cover a whole city or county. The city, county and college libraries of Marin, and community partners Book Passage and the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California collaborate to bring Marin County readers stimulating programming and events related to the book throughout a three-month period, February - April, each year. All events are free and open to the public.

 

Location: 
Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
The Martian Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

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.