Andy Weir: ‘The Martian’

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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?

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Andy Weir

Andy Weir is author of The Martian (Crown, 2014) and based in Mountain View, California.

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