The Martian | Study Guide

Andy Weir

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Overview

Author

Andy Weir

Year Published

2011

Type

Novel

Genre

Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Martian is partially written as a series of log entries in the first-person voice of the main character, astronaut Mark Watney. The rest of the novel is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

The log entries by astronaut and main character Mark Watney are written in present tense, while the rest of The Martian is written in past tense.

About the Title

Astronaut Mark Watney becomes stranded on Mars, making him the titular Martian. At one point he calls himself "the king of Mars" and claims that because he has grown crops on Mars, he has colonized it.

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