Town Square

Post a New Topic

Local author finds sci-fi success with Martian thriller

Original post made on Mar 12, 2014

It's hard to believe that Andy Weir doesn't work for NASA: computer simulations, mathematical calculations and chemical studies all go into his work. But Weir is not literally sending a man to Mars, he is a novelist doing research for his recently published first book, a sci-fi thriller called "The Martian."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:43 AM

Comments (1)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm

I had no idea Andy Weir is from Mountain View! The book is great if you love realistic sci-fi. I listened to the audiobook, which had an amazing voice actor. Highly recommended book!


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Mixx, Scott's Seafood replacement, opens in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 13 comments | 3,547 views

To Cambodia With Love
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 2,923 views

Ten Steps to Get Started with Financial Aid
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,493 views

Life in fast forward
By Jessica T | 3 comments | 1,464 views

Medical
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,109 views