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Featured Story: “The Egg” by Anthony Weir

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Andy Weir

Last Friday’s post featured Andy Weir’s “The Martian” novel.

While looking around the web to learn more about the author, I found a short story called “The Egg”. It is available to read online for free. The link for it is here!

I also wanted to link the video adaptation from YouTube here as well. Enjoy!

 

Friday’s Book In Review: The Martian!

Andy_Weir_at_NASA_JSC-cropPreface: In Early November, I visited my local Goodwill (a thrift store) to see what I could purchase for family and friends during the Christmas season. When you first walk in there is a set of bins that you can shuffle through. Mostly old phone cases, small bags, scarf’s, and hats. I came across a purple iPad mini case that was purple. Purple is my favorite color, so I picked it up and it was slightly heavier then I thought the case should be. I flipped open the case, and found a kindle inside. I was sort of stunned. I payed three dollars for a five dollar case and a one hundred dollar device. The great people at amazon helped me update the firmware and reset and register the device under my name. Thank you Amazon. You guys rock!

The Martian is a science fiction novel by Andy Weir that was self published in 2011 that was adapted into a film featuring Matt Damon in 2015. There were several place’s around the web, including Good Read’s that has suggest this book to me. The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year 2035 after the rest of his crew believes he is dead after a dust storm.

Mark Watney is logging everything he can and tries desperately to repair the communications dish to let NASA know he is alive.

I do not want to spoil the story for anyone who has not read the book or watched the movie; however, Weir was very much inspired by science to wright this book. He worked very hard to have accurate information. There is not a lot of fluff. It is very clean in its approach to the science. I really am enjoying the pace of the book so far.

I just started reading the book but as you can see I am really enjoying it. After reading the book, I will definitely watch the movie.