Who is Andy Weir?

Andy Weir Popular Books

Andy Weir Biography & Facts

Andrew Taylor Weir (born June 16, 1972) is an American novelist and former computer programmer. His 2011 novel The Martian was adapted into the 2015 film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott. He received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2016. Early life Weir was raised in Milpitas, California. His father was a physicist and his mother was an electrical engineer. He was an only child, and his parents divorced when he was eight. Weir grew up reading classic science fiction such as the works of Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. At the age of 15, he began working as a computer programmer for Sandia National Laboratories.After high school, Weir studied computer science at the University of California, San Diego, though he did not graduate. He worked as a programmer for several software companies, including AOL, Palm, MobileIron, and Blizzard, where he worked on the video game Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. Writing Weir began writing science fiction in his twenties and published work on his website for years. He also authored a humor web comic called Casey and Andy featuring fictionalized "mad scientist" versions of himself and his friends (such as writer Jennifer Brozek) from 2001 to 2008; he also briefly worked on another comic called Cheshire Crossing (bridging Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins) from 2006 to 2008. The attention these gained him has been attributed as later helping launch his writing career, following the failure to publish his first novel attempt called Theft of Pride. His first work to gain significant attention was "The Egg", a 2009 short story that has been adapted into a number of YouTube videos, a one-act play, and is the overarching concept of Everybody, the third album by American rapper Logic.He wrote his first published novel, The Martian, to be as scientifically accurate as possible, doing extensive research into orbital mechanics, conditions on the planet Mars, the history of human spaceflight, and botany. Originally published as a free serial on his website, some readers requested he make it available on Amazon Kindle. First sold for 99 cents, the novel made it to the Kindle bestsellers list. Weir was then approached by a literary agent and sold the rights to Crown Publishing Group. The print version (slightly edited from the original) of the novel debuted at #12 on The New York Times bestseller list. The Wall Street Journal called it "the best pure sci-fi novel in years". It was adapted into a film starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, which was released in 2015.In 2015 Weir announced he was working on his second novel, provisionally titled Zhek, which he described as "a more traditional sci-fi novel with aliens, telepathy, faster-than-light travel, etc." A fan-fiction story written by Weir, Lacero, was published in the 2016 edition of Ready Player One, making it canonical to the book's fictional universe. The work functions as a prequel to the main novel. Also in 2016, Weir released The Principles of Uncertainty collection of short stories on the website/app Tapas.After announcing that the Zhek project had been "back-burnered", Weir moved on to another hard sci-fi novel titled Artemis, with a female protagonist, set on the Moon in the 2080s-2090s. The thriller, published in 2017, follows "Jazz", a twenty-six-year-old woman constrained by her small town (which is also the only city on the Moon). On September 26, 2017, it was announced that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had been hired to develop and direct a science fiction film based on the novel.In 2017 CBS picked up a pilot written by Weir titled Mission Control, following a group of young NASA astronauts and scientists. In May of the same year, Weir collaborated with webcomic artist Sarah Andersen to reillustrate Cheshire Crossing for Tapas, before publishing it as a stand-alone graphic novel in July 2019. In November 2019, a film adaptation was announced from Amblin Partners and Walt Disney Pictures, to be produced by Michael De Luca and written by Erin Cressida Wilson.In May 2021, Weir's third novel, Project Hail Mary, was released. The plot revolves around an astronaut, Ryland Grace, who wakes up from a coma on a strange spacecraft and is afflicted with amnesia. Ryan Gosling is slated to produce and star as Grace in a film adaption, with Lord and Miller also directing the project. Personal life According to Weir, he grew up in Milpitas, CA where he attended Rancho Milpitas Junior High School and Milpitas High School.In 2015, Weir lived in Mountain View, California, in a rented two-bedroom apartment. Since he has a fear of flying, he never visited the set of the film adaptation of The Martian in Budapest, where most of the scenes set on Mars were shot at Korda Studios. In 2015, with the help of therapy and medication, he was able to fly to Houston to visit the Johnson Space Center, and to San Diego to attend Comic-Con.Weir is married to Ashley Taylor Weir, whom he met while he was in Los Angeles to pitch a TV series. He has stated that he is agnostic, and has described his political views as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Works Weir's original website lists his works, with free versions of many of his short stories. Novels Theft of Pride (web version 2000) The Martian (web version 2011; Random House 2014) ISBN 978-0804139021 Artemis (Random House 2017) ISBN 978-0553448122 Project Hail Mary (Random House 2021) ISBN 978-0593135204Serial novels and long stories Detectives (1986) Bonnie MacKenzie: The Life Story of a Mermaid (an on-going story) Moriarty (Holmesian fanfiction) The Romana Chronicles/The Xoloans (Doctor Who fanfiction) Randomize (Amazon Original Stories: Forward collection) Short stories Principles of Uncertainty (collection of flash fiction, Tapas e-book 2016). Includes the following stories: "Access" "Annie's Day" "Antihypoxiant" "Meeting Sarah" "The Midtown Butcher" "The Chef" "The Egg" (short story/audiobook) 2009 "The Real Deal" "Yuri Gagarin Saves the Galaxy" "Bored World" "Twarrior" "Rat" Lacero, prequel to Ready Player One (Ernest Cline, ed.), Subterranean Press 2016 Diary of an AssCan (2015), tie-in prequel to "The Martian"Comics and graphic novels Casey and Andy (2001-2008), a webcomic written and drawn by Andy Weir Cheshire Crossing (independent web version 2006–2008 with art by Weir; Tapas web version 2017–2019 and Random House 2019 with art by Sarah Andersen) ISBN 978-0399582073Audio James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal (Audible Studios 2017) The Egg and Other Stories (Audible Studios 2017)Sourcebooks GURPS Casey and Andy (artwork by Weir; written by David Morgan-Mar based on Weir's webcomic; Steve Jackson Games 2005)Other works Der Mars Survival Guide (in German), an interview with Andy Weir and his tips for surviving on Mars, published as a bookletNotes References External links Official website Original site with the Creative Works of Andy Weir Science & Film interview .... Discover the Andy Weir popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Andy Weir books.

Best Seller Andy Weir Books of January 2022

Artemis book summary, reviews and downlod

Artemis

0/5$6.99

LIVRO VENCEDOR DO ­GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2017 DE FICÇÃO CIENTÍFICA.Jazz Bashara nunca desejou ser uma heroína. na verdade, ela é uma criminosa, uma pequena contrab...

Άνθρωπος στον Άρη book summary, reviews and downlod

Άνθρωπος στον Άρη

0/5$11.99

Έξι μέρες πριν, ήταν ένας από τους πρώτους που περπάτησαν στον Άρη. Τώρα φαίνεται πως θα είναι ο πρώτος ά...

Der Astronaut book summary, reviews and downlod

Der Astronaut

0/5$16.99

Als Ryland Grace erwacht, muss er feststellen, dass er ganz allein ist. Er ist anscheinend der einzige Überlebende einer Raumfahrtmission, Millionen Kilometer von zu Hause entfernt, auf ein...

A marsi book summary, reviews and downlod

A marsi

0/5$8.99

Hat nappal ezelőtt Mark Watney az elsők között érkezett a Marsra. Most úgy fest, hogy ő lesz az első ember, aki ott is hal meg. Miután csaknem végez vele egy porvihar, ...

Seul sur Mars book summary, reviews and downlod

Seul sur Mars

0/5$6.99

« Un des meilleurs thrillers que j’aie lus depuis longtemps : Apollo 13 puissance dix ! » - Douglas Preston« Impossible à lâcher ! Un mélange rare de bonne histoire, de ...

Sopravvissuto - The Martian book summary, reviews and downlod

Sopravvissuto - The Martian

0/5$9.99

Da questo romanzo il grande film della Twentieth Century Fox SOPRAVVISSUTO - THE MARTIAN Mark Watney è stato uno dei primi astronauti a mettere piede su Marte. Ma il momento di ...

A Hail Mary-küldetés book summary, reviews and downlod

A Hail Mary-küldetés

0/5$11.99

Ryland Grace egyedül maradt: az utolsó esélyként indított küldetés egyetlen túlélőjeként nem vallhat kudarcot, különben az egész Föld és vele az emberiség is elpusztul. Csak...

Artemis book summary, reviews and downlod

Artemis

4/5$8.99

The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon.Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a ...

Perdido em Marte book summary, reviews and downlod

Perdido em Marte

0/5$4.99

MAIS DE 70 SEMANAS NA LISTA DE MAIS VENDIDOS DO THE NEW YORK TIMESHá seis dias, o astronauta Mark Watney se tornou a décima sétima pessoa a pisar em Marte. E, pr...

Cheshire Crossing book summary, reviews and downlod

Cheshire Crossing

4/5$4.99

In a one-of-a-kind graphic novel collaboration between the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and the beloved illustrator behind&#x...

Proyecto Hail Mary book summary, reviews and downlod

Proyecto Hail Mary

5/5$9.99

La nueva novela del autor de El marciano, que se convertirá en una película protagonizada y producida por Ryan Gosling.UN ÚNICO ASTRONAUTA.UNA MISI...

Marsboeren book summary, reviews and downlod

Marsboeren

0/5$30.99

En ekspedisjon til mars. En stygg ulykke. En manns kamp for å overleve. En astronaut er etterlatt på Mars. Uten mulighet til å kontakte Jorden. Han har forsyninger...

Artémis book summary, reviews and downlod

Artémis

0/5$6.99

Le nouveau thriller d'Andy Weir, auteur du best-seller international Seul sur Mars (The Martian) Les droits cinéma acquis par la 20th Century Fox et New Regency

A marsi book summary, reviews and downlod

A marsi

0/5$8.99

AZ UTÓBBI ÉVEK LEGNAGYOBB SCI-FI SZENZÁCIÓJA, AMELYBŐL RIDLEY SCOTT FORGAT FILMET HAMAROSAN. A GRAVITÁCIÓ CÍMŰ FILMHEZ HASONLÓAN EZ A KÖNYV IS MEGHÓDÍTOTTA A SZÉLESEBB KÖZÖNS...

Artemis book summary, reviews and downlod

Artemis

0/5$11.99

Jazz Bashara ist kriminell. Zumindest ein bisschen. Schließlich ist das Leben in Artemis, der ersten und einzigen Stadt auf dem Mond, verdammt teuer. Und verdammt ungemütlich, wenn man kei...

The Martian book summary, reviews and downlod

The Martian

4.5/5$8.99

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadSix days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Ma...

Cheshire Crossing book summary, reviews and downlod

Cheshire Crossing

0/5$10.99

Sono passati anni da quando Alice, Dorothy e Wendy hanno compiuto i loro favolosi viaggi nel Paese delle Meraviglie, a Oz e sull'Isola-che-non-c'è. Ora eccole qui, ormai adolescenti, a Ches...

Projet Dernière Chance book summary, reviews and downlod

Projet Dernière Chance

0/5$5.99

La nouvelle passionnante aventure spatiale de l'auteur du best-seller Seul sur Mars, bientôt portée à l'écran avec Ryan Gosling. Ryland Grace est le seul surviv...

The Martian: Classroom Edition book summary, reviews and downlod

The Martian: Classroom Edition

4.5/5$6.99

In the Classroom Edition of The Martian: Classroom-appropriate languageDiscussion questions and activitiesQ&A with Andy Weir...

Artemis. La prima città sulla luna book summary, reviews and downlod

Artemis. La prima città sulla luna

0/5$9.99

Dall'autore del bestseller Sopravvissuto. The Martian Numero 1 nel mondo Jazz Bashara è una criminale. O qualcosa di molto simile. La vita su Artemis – la prima città c...

Project Hail Mary book summary, reviews and downlod

Project Hail Mary

4.5/5$14.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly),...

El marciano book summary, reviews and downlod

El marciano

0/5$9.99

Novela brillante, delirio ingenioso, con una mecánica del suspense que sorprenderá al lector una y otra vez. Una experiencia literaria excepcional en gravedad cero. «L...

Artemis book summary, reviews and downlod

Artemis

0/5$9.99

Jazz Bashara bűnöző. Vagy valami olyasmi. Az élet ugyanis elég kemény Artemisen, a Hold első és egyetlen városában, hacsak nem vagy gazdag turista vagy excentrikus mill...

Der Mars Survival Guide book summary, reviews and downlod

Der Mars Survival Guide

0/5Free

So, Sie wollen also auf dem Mars leben? Vielleicht weil Sie von der zerklüfteten Oberfläche, dem atemberaubenden Panorama oder der endlosen, unberührten Natur angetan sind? Vielleicht sin...

Der Marsianer book summary, reviews and downlod

Der Marsianer

4.5/5$11.99

Gestrandet auf dem MarsDer Astronaut Mark Watney war auf dem besten Weg, eine lebende Legende zu werden, schließlich war er der erste Mensch in der Geschichte der Raumfah...

Érase una vez y otras mentiras book summary, reviews and downlod

Érase una vez y otras mentiras

0/5$6.99

¿Qué le pasó a Alicia cuando regresó del País de las Maravillas? ¿Qué fue de Wendy al volver del País de Nunca Jamás? ¿Cómo fue la vida de Dorothy tras abandonar Oz? ¿Qué v...

A marsi book summary, reviews and downlod

A marsi

0/5$6.99

"AZ UTÓBBI ÉVEK LEGNAGYOBB SCI-FI SZENZÁCIÓJA, AMELYBŐL RIDLEY SCOTT FORGAT FILMET HAMAROSAN. A GRAVITÁCIÓ CÍMŰ FILMHEZ HASONLÓAN EZ A KÖNYV IS MEGHÓDÍTOTTA A SZÉLESEBB KÖZÖN...

Artemisa book summary, reviews and downlod

Artemisa

0/5$9.99

Artemisa es la esperada nueva novela del autor de El marciano, el libro que ha abierto la ciencia ficción al gran público, convirtiéndose en un fenómeno editorial en 40...

Best Seller Andy Weir Audio Books of January 2022

Randomize: Forward (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Randomize: Forward (Unabridged)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$1.99

Audible narration by Janina Gavankar (True Blood)In the near future, if Vegas games are ingeniously scam-proof, then the heists have to be too, in thi...

Artemis (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Artemis (Unabridged)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$25.99

The best-selling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller - a heist story set on the moon. Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Li...

Artemis: La prima città sulla luna MP3 Audiobook

Artemis: La prima città sulla luna

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$17.99

Jazz Bashara è una criminale. O qualcosa di molto simile. La vita su Artemis - la prima città costruita sulla Luna - può essere davvero difficile a meno di non essere molto ricchi. Ma Jaz...

Cheshire Crossing (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Cheshire Crossing (Unabridged)

Kids & Young Adults$9.99

#1 New York Times bestselling author Andy Weir and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Andersen tackle what transpires after "happily ever after." What happens to Ali...

Artemis MP3 Audiobook

Artemis

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$5.99

Der neue Roman vom Autor des Weltbestsellers Der MarsianerJazz Bashara ist kriminell. Zumindest ein bisschen. Schließlich ist das Leben in Artemis, der ersten und einzige...

Artemisa MP3 Audiobook

Artemisa

Fiction$12.99

Artemisa es el esperado audiolibro del autor de El marciano, la historia que ha abierto la ciencia ficción al gran público, convirtiéndose en un fenómeno editorial en 40...

The Martian (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Martian (Unabridged)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$29.99

A brand-new production of Andy Weir’s modern sci-fi classic, narrated by the incomparable Wil Wheaton, and featuring bonus content from the writings of Mark Watney.Six d...

The Egg (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Egg (Unabridged)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$2.99

"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 ...

Artemis MP3 Audiobook

Artemis

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$16.99

Der neue Roman vom Autor des Weltbestsellers Der MarsianerJazz Bashara ist kriminell. Zumindest ein bisschen. Schließlich ist das Leben in Artemis, der ersten und einzige...

Seul sur Mars MP3 Audiobook

Seul sur Mars

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Mark Watney est l'un des premiers humains à poser le pied sur Mars. Il pourrait bien être le premier à y mourir. Lorsqu'une tempête de sable mortelle force ses coéquipiers à éva...

Der Astronaut MP3 Audiobook

Der Astronaut

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$12.99

Der neue Science-Fiction-Thriller von Andy Weir, dem Autor des Weltbestsellers „Der Marsianer“Als Ryland Grace erwacht, muss er feststellen, dass er ganz allein ist. E...

Forward: Stories of Tomorrow (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Forward: Stories of Tomorrow (Unabridged)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$16.99

For some, it’s the end of the world. For others, it’s just the beginning. With brilliant imagination, today’s most visionary writers point to the future in a collection curated by best...

The Egg and Other Stories (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Egg and Other Stories (Unabridged)

Fiction$3.99

Collected for the first time anywhere, the nine tales in The Egg and Other Stories highlight Andy Weir's trademark wit and unexpected twists. For the few who have yet to experience

El marciano MP3 Audiobook

El marciano

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$12.99

Escucha esta novela brillante, delirio ingenioso, con una mecánica del suspense que te sorprenderá una y otra vez. Una experiencia literaria excepcional en gravedad cero.

Proyecto Hail Mary MP3 Audiobook

Proyecto Hail Mary

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$19.99

La nueva novela del autor de El marciano, que se convertirá en una película protagonizada y producida por Ryan Gosling.UN ÚNICO ASTRONAUTA.UNA MISI...

Artémis MP3 Audiobook

Artémis

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Le nouveau thriller bourré d'adrénaline, d'humour et de science d'Andy Weir, auteur du best-seller international Seul sur Mars (The Martian) Droits cinéma acquis par la 20th Century...

Sopravvissuto - The martian MP3 Audiobook

Sopravvissuto - The martian

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$19.99

Mark Watney è stato uno dei primi astronauti a mettere piede su Marte. Ma il momento di gloria è durato troppo poco. Un'improvvisa tempesta lo ha quasi ucciso e i suoi compagni di spedizio...

Der Marsianer MP3 Audiobook

Der Marsianer

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$22.99

Gestrandet auf dem Mars - Das Science Fiction Ereignis des JahresBei einer Expedition auf dem Mars gerät der Astronaut Mark Watney in einen Sandsturm und wird bewusstlos....

Der Marsianer - Filmausgabe MP3 Audiobook

Der Marsianer - Filmausgabe

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$7.99

Das Hörbuch zum Blockbuster des Jahres!Bei einer Expedition auf dem Mars gerät der Astronaut Mark Watney in einen Sandsturm und wird bewusstlos. Als er aus seiner Ohnmac...

Project Hail Mary (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Project Hail Mary (Unabridged)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy$25.99

Number-One Audible and New York Times Audio Best SellerA lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thri...

You were invited to try Coinbase!Coinbase is the world's most trusted place to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Open an account today, and if you buy or sell $100 or more of crypto, you'll receive $10 worth of free Bitcoin!