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 Artemis (Crown, 2017) and The Martian (Crown, 2014). He’s based in Mountain View, California.
Read an excerpt from The Martian.