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Andy Weir

Andy Weir is an American novelist who built a career as a software engineer until the runaway success of his debut novel, The Martian, allowed him to pursue writing full-time. In 2015 the novel was turned into an award-winning motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon.

Weir is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight.

His new novel, Artemis, was published in November 2017 and features a small-time smuggler who gets caught up in a conspiracy to seize control of humanity’s first lunar colony.