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Comic #3567

1 Paris: So, our options are either starve getting to Triana, or not be able to stop when we arrive?
1 Spanners: Right.
2 Iki Piki: Marooned with no hope of rescue! This reminds me of that classic Earth novel, The Martian, by Andy Weir.
3 Iki Piki: Except for one major difference.
3 Paris: What's that?
4 Iki Piki: The circumstance that got us into this mess is way more realistic than that Martian dust storm.
4 Spanners: True, that.

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Although The Martian is often praised for its realism, Andy Weir admits that the least realistic part is the dust storm at the beginning which precipitates the main plot. Since nobody can say it better than Andy himself (or YouTube videos he approves of and links to):

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