The Martian

Andy Weir's 'The Martian' was a huge hit. And now he's hoping he's not a one-hit wonder.

Andy Weir's 'The Martian' was a huge hit. And now he's hoping he's not a one-hit wonder.

The northwest corner of his office in Northern California, Andy Weir likes to joke, is the best spot for “cowering and crying,” but the southwest corner gets the better light. So what does Weir have to cry about? He’s a huge success: His novel, “The Martian,” self-released in 2011, scored a publishing deal and a movie option in the same week and went on to become a blockbuster bestseller and a hit movie starring Matt Damon. A modified version of the book is used to help teach science in classrooms around the country — also ensuring a new generation of readers. His short story “The Egg” — a viral hit online —...

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