Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.
In this episode of Inspiring Educators, I talk with Andy about his upbringing and how he gained interest in science fiction and writing. Among other topics, Andy provides his viewpoint on education in society and his unique journey into publishing success. Join us and listen to the serendipitous journey of our favorite Martian on earth.