Story Title: Bringing Him Home
Author Name: sasstronautmarkwatney (msindyjones)
Category: The Martian, (AO3 Bookmark)
Story Url: Story Link
Content Rating: Teen (for language)
Length: 67,117 words
Story Summary: It’s a long 211 day trip on Hermes before the Ares III crew returns home and Mark has some major adjusting and recuperation to do. As well as a look at how NASA (and the rest of the world) is preparing and reacting to the crew’s final flight back.
So much awesome. Easily one of the best fics available for “The Martian.” I love the novice-friendly science explanations, the contemplative moments which Mark frequent concludes with some deflecting humor (so in-character!). This story is a beautiful example of how a healthy team-dynamic would work on the Hermes, and how Mark would mesh back in with the group upon his return.