Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.
Brilliantly funny and enjoyable. One of the plausible science
fiction books I've ever read
Warm-hearted, surprising, unputdownable . . . The ultimate page turner
If you like a lot of science in your science fiction, Andy Weir is the writer for you . . . This one has everything fans of old school SF (like me) love.
*George R.R. Martin*
Life-affirming [and] wonderfully well conceived
Weir's finest work to date . . . This is the one book I read last year that I am certain I can recommend to anyone, no matter who, and know they'll love it.