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Andy Weir: Building a base on the Moon, and crafting believable sci-fi

Published: 07th December, 2017 at 00:00
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We pick the brain of Andy Weir, author of the best-selling novel and film The Martian, about his new creation Artemis.

If you love science fiction then you’re in for a treat. This month, we pick the brain of Andy Weir, author of the best-selling novel and film The Martian, about his new creation Artemis and how he crafts believable sci-fi worlds.

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In Artemis Weir has swapped Mars, NASA and the All-American hero Mark Watney for something a little more realistic: a privatised moonbase that’s home to small time smuggler Jazz Bashira. What the books do have in common is a love for the transformative science that will one day help humans live on distant worlds.

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