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

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Read an excerpt from The Martian.

Meet the Producer

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.

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An excerpt from the new novel, "The Martian."

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