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hmmxkrazee
Sep 9, 2006
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The movie wasn't really on my radar (though I would have watched it anyways) but the kindle version of the book was on sale so I bought it on a whim and finished it in a couple days. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and was surprised that it was funnier than I expected after watching the trailers/promos for the movie. Much more excited for the movie now.

Quick book question:
Was Hermes going to go to Mars regardless whether or not the probe resupply on the Earth flyby was successful? I thought if that failed the rescue mission would just be cancelled. What was the point of the plan where the rest of the crew would commit suicide leaving Johannsen (?) to survive?


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hmmxkrazee
Sep 9, 2006
why

Ah, okay that makes sense now. Thanks for the clarifications.

Totally forgot about the way those ion engines worked.

hmmxkrazee
Sep 9, 2006
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evobatman posted:

I read The Martian and Ready Player One back to back, so when a nerd writes a book, I've seen how it can go reasonably OK, and how it can fail horribly and make you feel like you need a shower after reading it.

Ha, I did the exact same thing. Didn't like Ready Player One as much.. probably cause I grew up in the 90s so I knew most of the references in the book but they didn't do anything for me nostalgia-wise. Oh, and the romance stuff was pretty bad. (sticklefifer put it nicely)

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