I liked "Station Eleven" though it is not as technical as "The Martian."Can anybody recommend some decent science fiction novels? I browsed the options in a bookshop but because the section was 'Sci-fi and Fantasy' had trouble quickly identifying the actual science fiction (I don't get on with fantasy). I came away with 'The Martian' by Andy Weir as I liked the film, but would like a few more options, and I long ago stopped reading the never ending parade of pastiches of TV shows.
Not that I need to add any more to my pile of un-read books, but I'm looking to vary my fiction reading a bit.