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Andy Weir

Author of The Martian

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About the Author

Andy Weir was born and raised in California on June 16, 1972. He is the author of the bestselling, award winning book The Martian. Weir states, I started writing fiction and just putting it up on my website. The Martian was posted in serial format for free for people to read. Its popularity show more prompted Weir to self-publish a Kindle version on Amazon in 2012. The Martian rocketed to the top of Amazon's online bestseller charts soon after its release. Random House publishers soon heard of The Martian's success, spurring a book deal. This title won the Adult Debut Prize in the Indie Choice Book Awards 2015, the same year that it became listed on the New York Times bestseller list. He was also awarded The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2016. He is the author of Artemis. It was published in November 2017 and has become a New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Andy Weir

The Martian (2011) 18,286 copies
Project Hail Mary (2021) — Author — 6,097 copies
Artemis (2017) 6,014 copies
The Martian [2015 film] (2015) — Author — 745 copies
Rand0m1ze (2019) 362 copies
The Egg (2009) 278 copies
Cheshire Crossing (2019) 194 copies
The Egg and Other Stories (2017) 80 copies
Diary of an AssCan (2015) 66 copies
James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal (2017) — Author — 50 copies
Annie's Day 31 copies
The Chef 15 copies
Bored World 11 copies
Lacero 11 copies
The Real Deal 11 copies
Meeting Sarah 10 copies
Antihypoxiant 8 copies
Access 7 copies
Twarrior 3 copies
Zhek 3 copies
Digitocracy 2 copies
Rat 1 copy

Associated Works

Press Start to Play (2015) — Contributor — 260 copies
Forward Collection (2019) — Contributor — 23 copies


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Common Knowledge



Artemis in The Green Dragon (January 2018)
Andy Weir in The Martian (October 2016)
The movie is out! in The Martian (February 2016)
Sand storm! in The Martian (August 2015)
The Martian by Andy Weir - reading in Dec 2014 in Science Fiction Fans (December 2014)


Very clever.
jj24 | 19 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
Scientist turned middle school teacher gets roped into a last ditch effort to save Earth. There's lots of nerdy science and even aliens from outer space. This was the second time reading this. Enjoyed it as much as the first reading. If you liked The Martian, you'll like this one, too.
DocHobbs | 345 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
This was a very readable book. The idea seemed original and following Mark Watney's long struggle for survival proved to be very entertaining. The style was old school SF, with not much attention paid to character development, but it's OK because it is not really needed here. The story is about an astronaut trying to survive in Mars after being stranded because of an accident that leaves everyone on Earth believing he is dead, and the plot is not needlessly bloated with other stuff. It is narrated in first person and some people may be put off by Mark's upbeat attitude and bad puns, but it worked for me.… (more)
jcm790 | 1,250 other reviews | May 26, 2024 |
I enjoyed the plot of Hail Mary but didn't like it as much as The Martian. I could easily understand calorie intake and fractions of potatoes in the latter, but the scientific explanations in Hail Mary were far beyond me and I found myself skimming through much of the book.
JGoto | 345 other reviews | May 25, 2024 |



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