Andy Weir has always been fascinated by space travel and like most kids growing up wanted to be an astronaut.
Instead, he wrote a book – The Martian – which he self published on Amazon in 2012. It went on to receive 1,500 reviews on Amazon, averaging 4.7 out of 5 stars, with similar success on Goodreads. The film rights have been bought by Fox.
Andy hopes this will be the first of many trips into space.