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Andrew Taylor Weir, popularly known as Andy Weir, is an Irish American novelist and programmer.

Born and raised in California, he began working as a computer programmer for Sandia National Laboratories at the age of 15 before later joining UC San Diego where he studied computer science—albeit without graduating.

His first published novel, The Martian, gained significant recognition as it was adapted into a film that was released October 2, 2015; featuring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain.

Andy is a lifelong space nerd with interests in relativistic physics, orbital mechanics and the history of manned spaceflight.

He currently lives in California and is unapologetic good at mixing cocktails.

More about Andy Weir

Website: http://www.andyweirauthor.com/

Born: 1972

Non Series
  • Cheshire Crossing
  • Artemis
  • The Martian

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Cheshire Crossing

The three meet at Cheshire Crossing—a boarding school where gifted girls like them learn how to be in control of their supernatural experiences and make the most out of their magical world-crossing powers.

But the three, who have since become teenagers, just aren’t contented with sitting still in a classroom; having had their fair share of interposing authority figures.

They soon find themselves shifting from one universe to another, leaving great destruction in their wake; a move that ends up uniting the Wicked Witch and Hook in an unexpected yet lethal supervillain love match.

In order to stop their destructive element, the girls will have to use all of their powers, and rally up a team of unexpected allies from across the mystical multiverse.

Author: Andy Weir
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0399582073
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Artemis

All Jasmine Bashara ever wanted was to get rich: Not crazy billionaire rich like many of the visitors who came to her hometown of Artemis, but just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment, pay off her debt and eat something better than flavored algae.

So when she gets a chance of making a killing in a move that could see her grow from a small-time smuggler to complete criminal mastermind, Jazz dives in head first.

Coming up with the perfect crime however marks the beginning of her problems as she finds herself at the centre of a conspiracy; one for the control of Artemis.

Caught between competing forces whilst running away from both a killer and the law, Jazz will have to devise a truly magnificent scheme not just to stay alive but to also save her city.

She is no hero. She is a very innovative lawbreaker.

Author: Andy Weir
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0553448146
Publisher: Broadway Books
The Martian

Just six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became among the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he looks destined to be the first person to die there.

When an unexpected dust storm nearly kills him, his crew is forced to evacuate believing that he couldn’t have possibly survived.

As such, Mark finds himself isolated and completely stranded; with no way of sending a signal to Earth that he is alive. But even if he could, he would run out of supplies before any form of rescue arrives.

Mark however isn’t beaten yet. In a coming together of innovation, engineering ingenuity and an unshakable resolve to survive on a strange planet, Mark will face every challenge head on.

Will this however be enough, given how the odds are heavily stacked against him?

The Martian
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Benedict Wong, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Author: Andy Weir
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0553418026
Publisher: Broadway Books