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Andy Weir

Author, “The Martian” and “Artemis”

Andy Weir built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.

World Building is Fun
Andy Weir joins ASCEND’s speaker lineup to explore the macro theme of enabling the long-term human exploration and settlement of space. Weir’s passion of writing about off-world civilizations started when he was a kid. Weir enjoyed the engineering, science, math, and research that went into building a city on the moon for his book Artemis. To him, “world-building is fun, you know?” If you agree, come hear this fantastic storyteller at ASCEND. Register Today.


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