In this interactive interview, author Andy Weir talked to IEEE Spectrum Senior Editor Stephen Cass about his book The Martian and movie adaptation that’s now hitting screens world wide. Weir (with the help of his cat, Demi) discusses how he used real science and technology to drive the plot of novel, how the movie adaptation reflects how he imagined his characters, just why potatoes are so important, and more. For more from Weir, read the interview published in Spectrum’s October issue.
Interactive Video: Andy Weir Talks Mars, The Martian, and The Movie
Watch Andy Weir, author of the adapted novel, discuss the science behind his plot twists