Tue
Feb 11 2014 10:30am
The Martian Sweepstakes!

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, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity and engineering skills, he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? Find out by winning one of our three copies of The Martian by Andy Weir, out today from Crown!

Read our review here, then comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 9:30 AM Eastern Time (ET) on February 11. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on February 15. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

188 comments
Scott Silver
2. hihosilver28
Sounds like a good hard sci-fi read. I'm down to try it.
Brie
3. Brie
I'd like to read this.
Brie
5. shiznatikus
This is the first Sci-Fi novel in a long time to actually pique my interest.
Brie
7. BennyAbelard
Looking forward to reading it!
Yagiz Erkan
14. yagiz
You got me at:
"The book is about no more and no less than a man left to die on Mars."
Shaz Taslimi
14. shaztaz
Mars!
Brie
16. BrianDTracy
Sounds interesting.
Frank Nagy
17. fjnagy
Marooned on Mars
Hopefully better than Robinson Crusoe on Mars (movie) which I
remember as recycling clips of the Martian war machines from
George Pal's War of the Worlds.
Brie
19. grimrick
This looks like it could be very good!
Brie
20. Roark
Stranded on Mars? With only potatoes? I'm in.
Brie
21. Erich Eberhardt
Count me in!
Brie
22. Andre Thegiant
Count me in.
Brie
27. Kent Peterson
This is terrific science fiction.
Michael Carter
28. Mcart
Sounds interesting.
Please enter me.
Thanks --
Brie
30. Sarah M
Yes!! Looking forward to this book.
Brie
34. srizzo00
Intrigued by the review, would enjoy a copy to read.
Brie
39. Amy E.
oh, yes please!
Brie
41. San Diego Steampunk
Barsoom!
Bruce Arthurs
42. Bruce-Arthurs
Single-handed survival against all odds is always a great story.
Brie
44. Gus Kroll
Sounds cool!
Chris Long
47. radynski
This is perfect! I'm already colored green.
Jenny Reid
50. jenreidreads
This looks really good! I'd love to win a copy!
Angus McIntyre
52. angusm
Six days in a spacesuit? Think of the chafing!
A.J. Bobo
53. Daedylus
I just read Weir's Big Idea piece over on John Scalzi's blog. I'm interested in this one. Count me in.
Brie
55. Swario
I shouldn't have read the review first because now all I can think is waaaaaaaaaaaaaant!
Chris Battey
58. DarthParadox
Yes, please! The recent Big Idea post on Whatever made me quite interested in this one.
Brie
59. Tweeky
Sounds great, I'd love to read it
Brie
61. Matthew D. Wilder
Solitude and Macgyvery in space, count me in!
Brie
62. EricL
sounds like a great read.
Brie
63. ghl3
I want to read this!
Mark Alexander Lindberg
64. Megalodon
There are not enough good books with a character named "Mark". (My name.) I would love to win this one.
Brie
65. Natejt
I'm dying to read this!
Brie
67. Kim B.
I would love to win this.
Brie
71. politeruin
Sign me up!

'Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law.'

Oh...
Jeremy Goff
73. JeremyM
There's a Big Idea post up over on John Scalzi's site Whatever about this book. It looks like an interesting premise.
Brie
74. RLBrown
So how's that Manned Mars Mission thing working out for you?
Brie
75. Papajack
Sounds like a really good read! I would love a copy!
Piero Giorno
77. 51Rocker
A stunning, against all odd's, book thriller. I need to know the outcome of Man Vs. The Unknown.
Brie
78. Shirley Y
Looks definitely like a book that is going to be hard to put down!
Brie
79. DavidS
Looking forward to reading this.
Brie
81. Shannon Baas
I would love this.
Brie
82. Lisa Ahlstedt
Looks like a real page turner!
William Gardner
84. myangelsman09
The premise seems so sedate, but my body tells me i'm very excited.
Brie
86. Darith3Duh
I'd love the chance to read it!
Stephen Bristow
87. Vanesmantha
An good idea--close but not too close. Thanks for the chance!
Brie
88. Carla Pullum
Left to die on Mars wow! This book looks good!
J. Akimatsu
89. DesertLorelei
I've heard so much good press about this book, and I'd love to win it!
Brie
90. eric’s alias
yes please
Brie
91. Darlene Wetzel
sounds like a good read to me
Brie
92. Stephanie Galbraith
I'd like to win.
Richard Schatz
93. schatzfam
Can non-Martians win the Martian Sweepstakes?
Brie
100. Stephanie H
Yes, please!
Brie
101. Darth Touma
A spanking.. A SPANKING!!!
Brie
102. JIM LYNAM
GREAT STORY LINE.
Love this type of book. Sure hope I win.
Need lots of good reading material as Winter in MI
this year is the worst ever with extreme COLD & SNOW.
Brie
103. runner
Groovy Martian!
Brie
105. SciFiChick
Dragon*COOOOOONNNNN!!!!!
Brie
107. OtterB
Count me in, please.
Vernon Luckert
108. vl4095
Looks like a good read - would love to win!
Brie
112. Iron Maiden James
Very nice.
Brie
113. Charles Burbridge
This might be good.
LYNETTE thompson
115. LYNETTE52
You give the best books away. I hope I win, it looks great. Good luck everyone.
Tamara Burks
121. ladycat713
This sounds very suspenseful.
Brie
124. nuronerd
Sounds very cool, like McGuyver in space.
Brie
125. matkeltri
Sounds tres cool!
Brie
126. annabilly
What a great prize and a great book.
Brie
127. Heather A
Sounds like a good read and what a great cover.
Brie
130. warrior1
I would like to read this book!
Brie
131. Allyson
would love to read this, thanks for the chance!
Brie
132. Nick Tefoglou
I would read The Martian
Brie
133. Kathryn Mackey
sounds like a nice read
Brie
134. Marcus Sutherland
Sounds like a very good read.
Brie
135. djkastle
I would like to read this.
Chuk Goodin
136. Chuk
Very interesting, I loved Casey and Andy.
Brie
137. steveo
A simple idea but gives me goose bumps to think about it.
Aaron Tranes
138. Itchy
I love Sci fi! I would give this a try!
Brie
139. Justaguru
Sounds interesting...
Brie
141. Jennifer I
Need to read this now
Charles Fraker
142. CharlieF49
I'm broke so sign me up. Thanks for the giveaway!
Tami Martinez
143. martinezt
Thank you for the opportunity to win this!
Brie
144. debP
It looks like a real page-turner. Thanks for providing a chance to win it.
Brie
146. Anne Derkat
Love science fiction books.
Brie
147. rickel bart
andy weir sounds like someone i need to know!
Brie
149. Karen Thaeter
Sounds like a very interesting storyline.Something a little different for a change woul be a pleasure to read.
Brie
150. Dan Rugg
Sounds like an interesting read. Would love the chance to read.
Brie
151. Ashlea Harvey
Seen this book a couple places, sounds interesting.
Brie
152. Alison K
Sounds like an interesting read.
Chi Shannon
153. anastasiafall
Yes! Sounds awesome :) Defintely my kind of book :)
Brie
154. Susan Adams
Definitely a step up from "Stand By For Mars" (Carey Rockwell) which, I think, is the last Sci-Fi I read! This sounds very interesting, and I would love to win it!
Brie
155. nicolelambert
Everyone is talking about this book! The app he wrote for it is really getting noticed and has definitely caught my interest. I appreciate the thorough review from you - it will help me manage my expectations for the book.
Brie
156. Julie N
I feel lucky.
Brie
158. dwarzel
Count me in, please!
Brie
160. Ron L Miller
Love space oriented books, movies!
Brie
161. parkerozgood
I love reading anything related to Mars! Thanks for the chance
Brie
162. Ariel Chiu
Would love to win this!
Debra Kidle
165. lubelle
I would devour this book, thanks for the chance!
Brie
166. lee Mckoen
Look like A Interesting read
David Kidle
167. airforceguy
This book sounds so good, man, I'd really like to read this!
Brian Eason
169. brianpiero
Thanks for the giveaway...just read the piece at Salon.com the other day by the author.
Brie
170. Corey Olomon
sounds like an interesting book
Brie
171. Karen Drake
Enter me to win.
bob keck
172. ky2here
Sounds 'out of this world'. Would love a personal copy.
Brie
173. RONFRAMPTON
this sound good
kathy pease
174. klp1965
Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
Wayne Lecoy
176. hotrodguy
I am entering your giveaway.
It would be great to win
a copy of The Martian by Andy Weir.
This looks like an interesting book.
Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!
Brenda Elsner
177. brat52101
Thanks for the giveaway!! Sounds like a great book!!
Brie
178. James Coyne
I love a good book
Brie
179. Jaime Cummings
This book sounds great!
Brie
180. Stephanie LaPlante
Definitely sounds like a good read.
Brie
181. Barry Kazimer
Great Prize!
Janice Crespo
182. janicecrespo
This sounds like a really good read - thanks for the chance! Best of luck everyone!
Carl White
183. AskTheTicketGuy
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars...which is pretty cool considering seven days ago he was the assistant manager at the Burger King on Sixth Street.
Brie
185. marie constantineau
thanks
Brie
186. Steven Phillips
Sounds like an enjouable read

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