Andy Weir ‘s The Martian and Hard Science Fiction

Author Andy Weir write in a genre that he calls “hard science fiction” (click here for Wikipedia article).  Check out this interview on NPR’s Science Friday.

Science Friday: Andy Weir’s The Martian (Listen here)

Description: To write The Martian, first-time novelist Andy Weir had to study orbital mechanics, astronomy, and the history of manned spaceflight. The payoff is a survival story so realistic, it’ll make you wonder, Could a stranded astronaut really survive on Mars?

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