In The Martian, the 2011 debut novel from American programmer and author Andy Weir, Watney is a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars after a crazy-intense dust storm forced his team to make an emergency evacuation without him. Now, everyone on Earth thinks he is dead.
Relations are deteriorating between the Pan-Asian Cooperative and Polystralia. Hutama has condemned the PAC to the other political leaders on Reihl, and it seems inevitable that there will soon be bloodshed. Tiangong ramps up industrialization and military production, and all out war looms on the horizon.