Andy Weir

The Martian

Andy Weir

Talk: The Martian

Andy Weir's brilliant debut novel The Martian is a gripping story of survival against all odds...set in space. After an epic dust storm threatens the crew's ascent they are forced to abort the mission. Watney, separated from the rest of the team, is unintentionally abandoned, with the rest of the crew believing him to be dead. Now he's stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive—and even if he could get word out, his food would be gone years before a rescue mission could arrive. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his MacGyver-esque ingenuity, he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.

Andy Weir

Andy Weir is an American novelist whose debut novel, The Martian, was later adapted into a film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott in 2015.