Andy Weir on The Martian, Mars, and the Movie

The author of the adapted novel discusses the science behind his plot twists

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Andy Weir, author of the recently adapted book The Martian, talks with IEEE Spectrum Senior Editor Stephen Cass about the 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 so much more.

Go to the Interactive Video of “Andy Weir Talks Mars, The Martian, and The Movie.”

For more from Weir, read the interview published in Spectrum’s October issue.