Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.
“Whether you’re looking for a distraction or just spending a lot more time at home, you can’t beat reading a book.”—Bill Gates Bill Gates included The Great Influenza by John M. Barry, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, and The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Igeron on his summer reading list. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua