Looks like we’re going to be literally flooded with rain this weekend. Maybe it’s a good time to go to the movies? If not, stay safe (and dry) and consider reading the books that inspired current blockbusters. We’ve got a couple suggestions for you.
The Martian (directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, and others) was released today, and earlier this week, liquid water was discovered on Mars! If you’re stuck indoors, you might as well join the Red Planet madness and read all about the final frontier, right? Just in case you’re interested, we’ve got Andy Weir’s best-selling novel available for check out.
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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 while thinking him dead, 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, his engineering skills–and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit–he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
Watch the official trailer for The Martian:
Staying with the theme of sci-fi survival, have you seen the second installment of the James Dashner’s The Maze Runner yet? The film adaptation of the The Scorch Trials has been out for a couple weeks. We have all three of these books available for check out.
Watch the official trailer for The Scorch Trials:
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