Ep. 19 — The Martian's Andy Weir On His New Book, World Building, and Why Coffee Tastes Crappy on the Moon
Strap on your EVA suits! Andy Weir is on the podcast. The author of the science fiction classic, The Martian, talks to me about his unlikely journey from computer programmer to bestselling novelist. Pulling back the curtain on the process behind his prose, Andy also discusses his new book Artemis, which is a heist thriller set in a city on the moon in the not-so-distant future. We talk about his obsessively detailed and researched world-building, his Saudi-born female protagonist, and his reasoning behind why a Frappuccino would taste more like a Crappuccino at Lunar Starbucks.