Bringing Him Home by sasstronautmarkwatney (msindyjones)

Story TitleBringing Him Home
Author Name
Category:   The Martian, (AO3 Bookmark)
Story Url: Story Link
Content Rating: Teen (for language)
Status: WIP
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.

Gioia’s Rec:
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.

(This story rec is part of my AO3 Bookmarks series. I.e., this is an abbreviated rec because it is taken from my AO3 bookmarks rather than having been properly written in full.)

About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.
This entry was posted in AO3 Bookmark, Character Study, Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen, Content Rating-Martian: Teen (PG-13), Favorite Story, Friendship/Mentorship, Gen, Hurt/Comfort, Introspective, Meanwhile, on Earth, post-canon setting, Post-Rescue (on Hermes), Protagonist with disability or impairment, Reunion-fic, Sci-Fi, Work-In-Progress and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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