Aug 29, 2018
Multitudes of readers now know the story of Mark Watney, the astronaut stranded in the massively popular novel The Martian, by today's guest Andy Weir. When Weir was a young reader, however, he had his own science fiction addiction with authors like Larry Niven and Robert A. Heinlein. And like in Heinlein's popular "juvenile" books Red Planet and Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, Andy Weir expertly mixes the science of space travel with addictive fantasy. The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog's editor, Joel Cunningham, sat down at this year's San Diego Comic Con to talk with Andy Weir about his follow up novel Artemis (available now in paperback), his early influences, and what it's like to see something you have written adapted for the big screen.