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  1. Andy Weir: The Red Planet for Real - The Long Now

    Andy Weir’s self-published novel The Martian has become a New York Times bestseller and the #1 movie in America. But it began with a series of blog posts that reflected Andy’s lifelong love of space science and detailed research about traveling to and surviving on the fourth planet in our Solar System.

    You can see the film in theaters everywhere, but only at The Interval will you hear Andy skip the fiction and talk about the details of how a real world mission to reach and colonize Mars would work. He’ll discuss his book, too, and answer your questions at this very special event in our Interval salon series.

    http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/oct/27/red-planet-real/

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  2. Andy Weir and the eco-freindly time machine. | Surely You’re Joking

    Kevin and Owen meet up with best selling author Andy Weir to ask him about the upcoming movie adaptation of his book The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Kevin and Andy debate thorium reactors, compare the scientific accuracy of The Martian and Interstellar, the ongoing Roche limit debate, eco-friendly time machines and Kevin convinces Andy that maybe love is a force that transcends time and space.

    http://syj.lol/2015/09/17/andy-weir-and-the-eco-freindly-time-machine/

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  3. The Martian author Andy Weir on Mars Colonization, Commercial Space Travel, and Going From Programmer to Best-Selling Author - Reason.com

    Q&A with the man who wrote the book behind the upcoming Hollywood film starring Matt Damon.

    "I want us to have a self-sufficient population somewhere other than Earth because 25 years of being a computer programmer has taught me the value of backing things up," says Andy Weir, author of the best-selling novel The Martian, which tells the story of astronaut Mark Watney as he struggles to survive alone on Mars after he’s mistakenly left for dead in the wake of a botched mission. It’s the basis for the upcoming Hollywood film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, which hits theaters this weekend.

    Weir was working as a computer programmer in Silicon Valley when he began writing The Martian in serial form and posting it for free on his personal website for an audience consisting of what he describes as a few thousand "hardcore science dorks." Five years later, he had a book deal with Crown Publishing and a film option from 20th Century Fox.

    Reason TV’s Zach Weissmueller sat down with Weir to talk about his amazing journey from programmer to best-selling author, the challenges of writing a scientifically accurate space novel, and his thoughts on the future of real-life space travel.

    https://reason.com/reasontv/2015/09/29/the-martian-author-andy-weir-on-mars-col

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  4. 72 Andy Weir - The Science of The Martian by Inquiring Minds

    On the show this week we talk to author Andy Weir about The Martian, his hit science fiction novel about a man stranded on Mars—which is now being made into a film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. The Martian is not only packed full of science, it’s packed full of science that makes sense.

    https://soundcloud.com/inquiringminds/72-andy-weir-the-science-of-the-martian

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  5. Nerdette — Neil DeGrasse Tyson! Andy Weir! Space, pop culture…

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson! Andy Weir! Space, pop culture and physics! - Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains how pop culture fits into his plan to inundate us with a love of science. Andy Weir, author of The…

    http://nerdettepodcast.com/post/120192014682/neil-degrasse-tyson-andy-weir-space-pop-culture

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  6. Tested - Adam Savage Interviews Andy Weir

    The Talking Room: Adam Savage Interviews Andy WeirBy Joey Fameli on June 12, 20153 CommentsTweetBy popular demand, an audio version of Adam Savage’s interview with author Andy Weir! Andy wrote ‘The Martian’, the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars—it’s a book we can’t recommend enough. Adam and Andy talk about the research that went into writing the book, the portrayal of astronauts in fiction, and the upcoming film adaptation!

    http://www.tested.com/science/space/530955-talking-room-adam-savage-interviews-andy-weir/

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