Andy Weir

Season 7, Episode 2

Science fiction writer Andy Weir joins Robin to talk about his new novel Artemis and his huge hit The Martian. They chat about the pressure of keeping science fiction scientifically accurate, manned space flight and whether science fiction is actually a genre. Andy is also a massive Doctor Who and Star Trek fan so there’s a lot of chat about that and it gets pretty nerdy. Please note that Andy was only very briefly in the UK which coincided with a brief period when Josie wasn’t.

 

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Reading List

Andy recommends:

The work of Isaac Asimov

The work of Arthur C Clarke

The work of Robert A. Heinlein

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Forever Young by John Young

Robin recommends:

The Martian by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir

This is Memorial Device by David Keenan

The Killer Crabs series by Guy N. Smith

The Food of the Gods and How It Cam to Earth by HG Wells

Straw Dogs by John Gray

The work of JG Ballard

Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon by Don Wilson

Moonwalker by Charlie Duke

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