Critical Review of The Martian by Andy Weir
The purpose of this exercise is to develop your critical review skills as applied to
astronomy in popular culture. The focus of your critical review should be the question, “Did the authors get the science right?”
Given that you have only 1000 words for your essay, you must be very careful in your choice of topics. Some bodies of work are rich in astronomical content, in which case you must select one topic to critique. Other bodies of work may appear at first glance to have some good ideas, but may not provide enough information to enable you to understand what astronomy is being used or ignored.