8.10.15

VIDEO: An Interview With Andy Weir, The Author Of “The Martian” | The Hayride

VIDEO: An Interview With Andy Weir, The Author Of “The Martian” | The Hayride: "Reason.TV did this, and it’s well worth your time for a number of reasons.

First, before we even get into the meat of Weir’s subject matter and the question of sending people to Mars (and within that, how and why it could be done), the story of how Weir wrote the Martian might be the most interesting part of the interview.

The book actually came about as a series of blog posts. Weir posted chapters of it on his website in serial form, and as he says he ended up with 3,000 factcheckers giving him feedback as he went along. And eventually his readers drove him to make an e-reader version of The Martian, then to post it at Amazon in a Kindle version – which took it from being free to costing 99 cents and Weir pocketing 30 cents in royalties for each copy, and that ultimately resulted in it becoming a bestseller, his finding a literary agent and ending up with a movie deal."



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