Andy Weir: ‘The Martian’
To write The Martian, first-time novelist Andy Weir had to study orbital mechanics, astronomy, and the history of manned spaceflight. The payoff is a survival story so realistic, it’ll make you wonder, Could a stranded astronaut really survive on Mars?
Andy Weir is author of The Martian (Crown, 2014) and based in Mountain View, California.
Read an excerpt from The Martian.