ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.
Opening question: why does a software programmer write a book on science fiction?
Answer: Because he has a story to tell.
Though, as with the previous installment of this exercise, I’d like to explore why this might be the case. Continue reading