Meet the One Guy You Want to Be Stuck on Mars With

Very soon, in the never ending debate about whether or not info dumps can be compelling, someone will point out that Andy Weir made some 300 or more pages of info dumps nail-bitingly thrilling in The Martian. To which someone else will reply, 'Well yeah, but that's only because Mark Watney's life hung in the balance… » 2/28/14 7:00am 2/28/14 7:00am

Read an excerpt from Andy Weir's space thriller, The Martian

Andy Weir's novel The Martian, out today, falls squarely within an emerging genre in space adventures that emphasize realism. Like Gravity, it tells the story of a stranded astronaut battling the elements beyond Earth when a mission goes wrong. And it promises to be a white-knuckler. We've got an excerpt. » 2/10/14 12:20pm 2/10/14 12:20pm