Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, heÔÇÖs sure heÔÇÖll 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 and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that heÔÇÖs aliveÔÇöand even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he wonÔÇÖt have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old ÔÇťhuman errorÔÇŁ are much more likely to kill him first.
But Mark isnÔÇÖt ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills ÔÇö and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit ÔÇö he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?