Diary of an AssCan A Mark Watney Short Story Original Fiction Short Story Science FictionAndy Weir s prequel to The MartianThis short story gives us a glimpse into Mark Watney s world just before taking off on his mission for Mars Read on for

  • Title: Diary of an AssCan: A Mark Watney Short Story
  • Author: Andy Weir
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 262
  • Format: ebook
  • Original Fiction, Short Story, Science FictionAndy Weir s prequel to The MartianThis short story gives us a glimpse into Mark Watney s world just before taking off on his mission for Mars Read on for from this exceptional character Please note This story includes language that some might find offensive.

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      Published :2019-04-08T05:05:28+00:00

    About "Andy Weir"

    1. Andy Weir

      ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight He also mixes a mean cocktail He lives in California Andy s next book, ARTEMIS, is available now.

    841 thoughts on “Diary of an AssCan: A Mark Watney Short Story”


    1. WELCOME TO DECEMBER PROJECT!last year, amy(other amy) tipped me off to this cool thing she was doing: the short story advent calendar, where you sign up to this thingie here and you get a free story each day. i dropped the ball and by the time i came to my senses, it had already sold out, so for december project, i'm going rogue and just reading a free online story a day of my choosing. this foolhardy endeavor is going to screw up my already-deep-in-the-weeds review backlog, so i don't think i w [...]


    2. Holy crap!Just in case you have not already had your fill of The Martian, there is a short prequel out there, Diary of an AssCan: A Mark Watney Short Story, by Andy Weir of course. In this one, Watney learns that he has been selected, applies some very PG profanity, then goes on to some of the prep. It is adorable, and somewhat interesting. The sheer brevity keeps it from achieving escape velocity, but it will lift you off the pad a safe distance, definitely worth a few minutes of your time if y [...]


    3. Me, ten minutes ago: A short story prequel to The Martian?? Yes!!! Where is it? *ditches work and immediately starts reading*Me, now: So. What was the point of this story, exactly? This is mildly interesting if you liked The Martian and are interested in the astronaut prep process, and what might go through an astronaut's head during that time. Mark Watney kind of blathers on; there's some technical discussion of orbital science and some psychological testing of the crew, and a few thoughts that [...]


    4. Finally got around to reading this super-duper short prequel to THE MARTIAN.a super-duper 5 Star read for me.Wish there would have been more text, but a nice setupd what the hey was free!Love Andy Weir.Loved THE MARTIAN!


    5. I wish there were a way to spend more time on the surface. But oh well. 31 sols will have to do.Available online.*Read this for our May Short Story Month Marathon, a personal challenge during which Sandra and I will be going through our short story collection.


    6. Other than being in Mark's head again, this was just okay not anything newThis was my favorite bit:(view spoiler)["I will never in my life hate anything more than I hate Missed Orbit Scenario.My crewmates and I were chosen partially because the psych team figured we’d work well together. And they were right. We’ve been through rigorous training, travel, sleep deprivation, and constant fatigue together. It’s made us stronger and brought us closer together. We’re like war buddies. We would [...]


    7. Read this in about ten minutes just now. Didn't even know it existed til eleven minutes ago. Glad to hear more from Watney, because I love his voice. Wasn't a big fan of all the Matt Damon plastered everywhere as I scrolled (because apparently that's the only book cover that matters now that the film is out) AND I LIKE MATT DAMON. But enough is enough, yeesh. Not sure what the point of this was, therefore 3 stars, but it was short and sweet and cool to see his prep and pre-launch excitement :)


    8. A fun little dity from Watney in the pre launch days. You learn NOTHING new but it's still fun to hear his thoughts.For fans a ok.



    9. Wow! This really is short. Took me all of five minutes to read.Well, I loved the book so when I recently started seeing this short story circulating I added it to my list. If I had known how short it was I would have read it right then and there. Especially since there is a link connected to the story synopsisd it's free!When I first started reading I thought his opening comments were a little plain, a little corny even, but within a minute of reading I realized I was caught up in the story, enj [...]


    10. This is a short story of only about seven pages, set before The Martian. It can be found for free here: blog.whsmith/andy-weir-The story is written in the form of three entries from Mark Watney’s diary. The first entry was written after he found out he was selected to go to Mars. The second entry tells about one of the training scenarios he and his team had to endure. The third entry was written the night before the launch.I haven’t yet read The Martian, but that’s next up on my list. Ther [...]



    11. Super fun short story that serves as a prequel to The Martian. It is a sweet little story for any Andy Weir's fans looking for a little extra Watney.


    12. I absolutely loved The Martian when I read it so as soon as I saw there was a free online prequel (read it here: blog.whsmith/andy-weir-t) I had to dive straight in.This is a very short diary extract showing some of Mark's experiences after he finds he's been selected for the Ares 3 mission and when he's in training for the mission. It was great to be back in his head again and I enjoyed every minute of it, my only complaint is I wanted it to be longer :o)


    13. I wish there were a way to spend more time on the surface. But oh well. 31 sols will have to do.Bwahahahaha. I guess it's the typical case of BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR! :D


    14. A short prequel to The Martian. Read this short story here.Would I recommend this book? Yes, I would!Would I read this author again? Yes, I would and I have:The MartianMidtown ButcherBored WorldAntihypoxiantMeeting SarahAccessThe Real DealThe ChefThe EggAnnie's Day


    15. Link to the free online version of this short story:blog.whsmith/andy-weir-t"Hopefully, I’ll be able to really learn how plant growth works on the Red Planet."Absolutely!"I wish there were a way to spend more time on the surface.Riiiiight!Nive, very, very short climpse into Matt Watney before launch. Makes me want to re-read the book


    16. Everything is ready. So I better be ready, too.I will read anything with Mark Watney! This was a super short glimpse into a few diary entries leading up to the events in the novel. I wish it was longer!


    17. "I wish there were a way to spend more time on the surface. But oh well. 31 sols will have to do." I get the feeling Mark Watney came to regret that thought.This is a very short story that gives some insight into Watney's thoughts in the days leading up to the launch.There really isn't much to it, but if you are a fan of The Martian and you have a few minutes, its an amusing read.


    18. Free at blog.whsmith/andy-weir-tThis is essentially a fragment of Mark's pre-Mars journal that relies more than a little on the reader previously reading The Martian. Without that context, it was not developed well. Weir could have done a lot more with the characters by elaborating the build-up to leaving, either Mark's or the rest of the team. Yes, Weir, we get irony: "It’ll take months to get there, and we’ll only be spending 31 sols (Martian days) on the surface It’ll be a tight schedul [...]


    19. Rating: 3.75This was a pretty cool idea. The short story takes place a few months before the Martian and it gives the reader insight into the lives of the characters before the mission. There wasn't much information here, other than the different team building exercises and a bit of background on some characters. If you're worried that you're gonna miss out on a lot of information if you don't read this then stop worrying! This is just a fun little story that is just there for insight and backst [...]


    20. I wish there were a way to spend more time on the surface. But oh well. 31 sols will have to do. Careful what you wish. Just saying XDMark is the best, I had forgotten how much I like him. Free short story people!!



    21. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/In case you aren’t aware, Andy Weir knows words. He has the best words. He also wrote a really quality book (no matter what my one friend who shall remain nameless since she’s been trolled enough about it already has to say) and made sure NO ONE would miss opening weekend for the film by releasing this “short story” on his blog. He has since dropped about eleventy hundred other few pagers on the interwebs for free in order to assure he acquire mor [...]



    22. I really liked The Martian. I enjoyed reading every bit of it. I liked the movie as well but not as much as the book.Well. What do we have here? A short prequel for The Martian? Of course I'll read it. Meh. Pretty much a waste of time (but I'm at work right now getting paid so I don't mind so much). Read it if you really want to - it's not bad but it adds absolutely nothing to the story and has no real point.


    23. A kind of preview, if you like, to The Martian. Some log entries from the days before the launch, which may help you see if you like Watney's 'voice'.After reading this and also seeing the movie, which I totally liked, I can say for sure I also want to read the main novel.


    24. A very VERY short prequel on the author's website. It was nice to see Mark's POV during being picked for and training for the Mars Mission. I just wish it was longer.


    25. Super quick but pretty cool short story.I'd love a book about the preparation of the Ares missions, maybe even following a different crew.


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