ANDY WEIR COMES CLEAN ON HOW AND WHY HE WRITES “ARTEMIS” – WEIR’S NEW BOOK PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 14

Felicity has interviewed Andy Weir, author of ‘The Martian’. She talks to him about his exiting new novel, ‘Artemis’.

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Andy Weir author photo credit Aubrie Pick

I’ve just finished reading Andy Weir’s new book “Artemis”. This time Weir’s characters inhabit a colony on the moon in the late twenty-first century. Because there’s been so much talk recently about the colonization of Mars, I was interested to learn what Weir had to say on the moon becoming a colony vs. Mars.

“I think we will colonize the moon before we colonize Mars. While Mars has more raw materials, the moon is just so much closer it’s considerably easier to colonize. Also, unlike Mars, the moon could be a tourist destination due to the comparatively short travel time to get there.”

I always enjoy the detail of Weir’s settings and his scientific solutions to complicated scientific problems. This time however, besides being a human vs. nature struggle, his book presents a crime story with mysteries involved. In Weir’s own words “a plot that was harder to write but…

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12 thoughts on “ANDY WEIR COMES CLEAN ON HOW AND WHY HE WRITES “ARTEMIS” – WEIR’S NEW BOOK PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 14

    1. Hi Felicity. I have to be 100% honest, and tell you that I cannot physically read your blog. The silver- grey letters and green background are impossible for my failing vision, I’m afraid. Try as I might, it takes me forever to make out one paragraph. Even when I leave a comment, I can’t actually see what I have written, so trust to luck.
      I am always happy to reblog anything for you though, and I am sure this new book has attracted a great deal of interest.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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