Nolan Moore, a rogue archeologist, and conspiracy theorist hosts the web series “Then Anomaly Files”. He gets the chance to get the make the discovery of a lifetime when a donor funds his trip to the Grand Canyon to find a rumored cave that no one had set foot in over 100 years. But the tale of discovery turns into one of survival as Nolan’s team has to escape a place of perpetual darkness. Sounds like a plot that was right down my alley.
Just a quick disclaimer: I am a HUGE fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Fixer Upper was a lucky find one day as we were flipping through channels and we were instantly hooked. Bookish and I would often have competitions to see who was more Chip and who was more Joanna on any given day. So to find that Chipper had written a book meant that buying it was a no-brainer.
Much like Andy Weir’s previous book The Martian, Artemis is less Science Fiction and more Science Plausibility. The Artemis colony’s economy is based on aluminum production and lunar tourism. The different businesses are nearly totally monopolized by guilds and syndicates. It feels like the old west only with better technology. Once again, our protagonist is smart, and more than a bit of a smart-aleck.