Date: November 5
Time: 3:10 p.m.
Where: Library Reference Room
Who: All are invited to participate
Astronaut Mark Watney is part of the third trip to Mars, a mission meant to establish a colony on the planet. His glory is short-lived, however, and he soon finds himself in a battle for survival. A wild dust storm forces his fellow crew members to evacuate the ship and return to Earth. Watney is injured and his companions, who believe him dead, leave him behind. When Watney awakens, he realizes that he has been left alone on Mars and cut off from contact with Earth. His supplies of food and other gear are limited, so he knows that he will not long survive the harsh conditions of the Red Planet, but he refuses to give up. He applies his vast knowledge of engineering and botany and his stubborn desire to live to surviving his predicament, no matter what.
("The Martian (Weir, Andy)." 2015. Books & Authors Gale. Gale Internal User. 15 Oct 2015)