Story Title: Gravity is a Harsh Mistress
Author Name: Rachael Sabotini (wickedwords)
Category: The Martian
Content Rating: Teen
Length: 2,996 words
Story Summary: Mark didn’t come away from Mars completely unscathed.
I’d really like to believe that Mark was capable of a lot more physical exertion immediately after rescue, but I have long suspected that the kind of weakness and infirmity depicted in this heart-warming story is probably far more accurate. This isn’t angsty, though. It’s a lovely glimpse of how wonderful it would be for Mark to return to the camaraderie and support of his crew as he recovers from the beating his body has endured. It’s inspiring and uplifting and very well written.