To celebrate the motion picture release of The Martian, based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, five lucky readers stand a chance to win a copy of the book – worth R223!
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of kilometres away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.
The Martian is in cinemas from Friday, 2 October 2015.
To enter, answer the following question: Who plays Mark Watney in the film The Martian?
SMS the words The Martian, followed by the answer, your name and e-mail address to 32697 (R1,50 per SMS; this service does not allow for 8ta numbers), or fill in the online form below. Competition closes 31 October 2015, and the winners will be drawn on 09 November 2015.
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