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Starting Artemis, by Andy Weir. I just had a sudden memory of when I was a kid and that book Hatchet, about a kid stranded in the Canadian wilderness and surviving with nothing but a hatchet, and how it was so popular that the author wrote a sequel where the same kid is stranded in a different wilderness survival situation. Now I'm thinking how hilarious it would be if this book was about the guy from the Martian getting stranded again, this time on the moon

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Now remembering that I saw something recently about the possibility that the Martian is canonical to the Expanse series because there's an MCRN ship named the Mark Watney, where I just took it as that the book The Martian also existed for them. I think there was an MCRN John Carter at one point too

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Burned through that sucker quick, because it was incredibly easy to read but I wasn't enjoying it much so I wanted to get it over with as fast as possible. Unfortunately I now have a sense of who Andy Weir is, and that sense is "libertarian John Scalzi." It isn't a full on polemic like The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, but he does take several gratuitous anti-union shots, and it has the most important tell for libertarianism: on the Moon, there is no age of consent. I wish I was joking

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It isn't belabored so I don't think it's a primary preoccupation for him, at least. That's about the nicest I can be about it. But other than the awful politics it's kind of a snappy soy-banter style, like Scalzi.

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@robotcarsley if you're wondering if you need to explicitly state the age of consent on the moon in your novel, the answer is no, it's always no

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@robotcarsley imagine how many people had to say yes to this in order for it to get published. not one person said "this is fucked up and bad"

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