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Martian Author, Andy Weir, Answers: Is "Interstellar" A Good Movie?
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The atmosphere of Mars is only about 1/200th the density of Earth's. It does get 150km/h windstorms, but the inertia from the thin atmosphere is so small it would feel like a gentle breeze. So there's just no way a storm could do that kind of damage.
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'The Martian' Author Andy Weir's New Book Will Take Place On The Moon
And it will feature a female lead!
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How Social Media Changed The Way We Read Books
The boundary between author and readers is disappearing. What does that mean for the future of storytelling?
Why Stories Like 'The Martian' Work
Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc, Writi...
is an extraordinary feel good film that really takes you into the idea that anything is possible if you focus on a desire, take action, don't let the setbacks bring you down and always move forward and believe. It takes the idea of positivity to a whole new level.
Matt Damon and the Unexpected Pleasure of Science and Space
Off the Shelf
Read. Recommend. Repeat.
About a month ago, there were two things that I considered to be steadfastly and unavoidably true. The first was that I loved Matt Damon. The second was that I had a feeling significantly less than love for science fiction.
Why I'm Naming a New Plant Species After
Dr. Chris Martine
David Burpee Professor and host/producer of "Plants are Cool, ...
Truth be told, while much of what my fellow botanists and I do is pretty cool (and often challenging), there isn't much that would find its way into a blockbuster hero film. That is, until now.
'The Martian' Author Andy Weir on How to Keep an Astronaut Busy
At Inverse, we obsess over one question: What could happen next?
Author Andy Weir is a former computer programmer who started working on a book idea in 2009 about an astronaut stranded on Mars. Six years later he's a full-time author with a pretty crackin' film adaptation of that book headed to theaters.
Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday Sept. 16
Author, film critic, filmmaker
I saw three films in a row today at the Toronto International Film Festival that have generated heavy buzz in the early festival days of fall - and found that none of them actually has the makings of the awards-season juggernauts they're being touted as. In other words, don't believe the hype.
Science and Hollywood: When the Martian Met the Earthlings
Publisher Skeptic magazine, columnist Scientific American, Pre...
If the NASA scientists are right,
could translate to a new generation of scientists from the ranks of young people sure to flock to this action-adventure science fiction film.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Adapted Into Reality
Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?
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Surviving Mars and Surviving Loss Are Not So Different
5. You're going to need food. Mark Witney knew that to survive Mars he was going to have to take what he had and make more
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