Author Profile

Andy Weir

Andy Weir

ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.

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Reviews of The Martian

Sharp, funny and thrilling, with just the right amount of geekery.
-- Kirkus Reviews

The Martian must be the purest example of real-science sci-fi for many years. Just one character most of the time, no dialogue. It's utterly compelling.
-- The Wall Street Journal

The Martian kicked my ass! Weir has crafted a relentlessly entertaining and inventive survival thriller, a MacGyver-trapped-on-Mars tale that feels just as real and harrowing as the true story of Apollo 13.
-- Ernest Cline, NYT bestselling author of Ready Player One

Videos featuring Andy Weir

The Martian | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Interview with Adam Savage