Andy Weir wrote a fabulous book called “The Martian” about an astronaut that, by a relatively feasible set of circumstances, manages to find himself stranded on Mars.
This is easily one of my all-time favorite novels. If you haven’t read the book, I suggest the Audible audiobook. The reader is fantastic:
- “The Martian” – A novel by Andy Weir
(March 22, 2013 – 10hrs, 53min, $20.99)
Now, if you HAVE read the book or listened to the audiobook, and are a fan, here’s some other things to look into to “continue the experience”.
- Andy Weir’s Web Site & Facebook Page
- Andy Weir’s “The Martian” Map
An actual map of Mark Watney’s Mars travels along Acidalia Planitia, Ares Vallis and Schiaparelli. (5605 km)
- TWiT Triangulation: “Andy Weir” (Episode 163)
Andy Weir is the author of “The Martian,” a science fiction novel that follows astronaut Mark Watney as he becomes stranded alone on Mars. This is an hour long interview of Andy by Leo Laporte, host of the podcast, “Triangulation” from August 11, 2014.
- “Adam Savage Interviews ‘The Martian’ Author Andy Weir – The Talking Room “
Adam Savage interviews Andy Weir about the science in his book, “The Martian”.
- “The Egg” – A short story by Andy Weir
You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.And that’s when you met me.” A short story about the universe.
(November 16, 2014 – 8 min, $2.09)
- Film Adaptation of “The Martian”
(Taken from the Wikipedia page)
In March 2013, Twentieth Century Fox optioned the film rights, and hired screenwriter Drew Goddard to adapt and direct the film. In May 2014, it was reported that Ridley Scott was in negotiations to direct an adaptation that would star Matt Damon as Mark Watney. The film is scheduled for release on November 25, 2015. On September 3, 2014, Jessica Chastain joined the film as the female lead. The cast will also include Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Michael Peña, Mackenzie Davis, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, and Aksel Hennie.
Annnnd the movie trailers of The Martian are in!
- The Martian – Official Trailer (2015) Ridley Scott, Matt Damon [HD]
- Ares 3: Farewell
- Ares 3: The Right Stuff