Andy Weir on ‘The Martian,’ ‘Artemis’ and when we’ll live on the moon
This is a terrific interview by Edmund Lee with Andy Weir who wrote The Martian which was turned into a film and has now completed a new novel, Artemis.
Weir is a science fiction writer but he’s very much into the real science: he writes about a possible future but the current laws of physics apply, and for me, not a great fan of sci fi, this is a big piece of the appeal. His stories feel possible, even probable.
If you missed my post on Weir’s talk to a group of scientists at Lawrence Livermore Labs, I highly recommend watching it first as it goes into more detail about his writing process and the history of The Martian project.
Andy Weir talks to Lawrence Livermore Labs
This is a brilliant 45 minute talk by author Andy Weir on how he came to write his book, The Martian given to an audience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
I’ve not read the book but enjoyed the heck out of the movie. Andy shares lots of great stuff from both the process of writing the book but also how the movie came to be made. He’s a smart, cocky, geeky dude who gives a great presentation.
This is really worth watching if you’ve read the book or seen the movie, but even if you haven’t, this will whet your appetite for both.
[via Steve Splonskowski]