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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Andy Weir

Finalist in Author

About Andy Weir

Andy Weir’s novel The Martian was originally released on his website, but was so well written and researched fans asked for a Kindle version, which led to a publishing deal. Concerned with scientific accuracy, the book was adapted into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain and won critical acclaim. Before his novel, Andy worked as software engineer. He describes himself as a “lifelong space nerd" with a love for classic sci-fi and has been visiting with NASA astronauts and rocket scientists, documenting the meetings on social media. Many like-minded space nerds have flocked to his Twitter account, looking for an insider’s view to space science.

Andy Weir's best work on social