The Martian, Andy Weir’s originally self-published turned blockbuster science fiction novel and movie adaptation was a nerd’s delight—all the details of the real science of surviving on Mars, plus Aquaman jokes.
If you were hoping for space pirates, it’s close: not only will Weir’s next novel feature all the detailed world-building and real science we got in The Martian, this isn’t just a survival tale—it’s also a crime thriller.
Jasmine Bashara, who lives on the Moon’s first city, Artemis, is working a dead end job and smuggling as her side hustle. When the opportunity for the perfect score comes her way, she finds herself entangled in a conspiracy with opposing forces vying for control of the city.
That’s right: Weir’s new book will be a heist novel set on the moon. Repeat: Heist. On. The. Moon.
Here’s hoping it’s even better than The Martian, with fewer potatoes, all the science, and more action and character development. Find more of Weir’s comments about the book at Deadline, and read more plot details at Nerdist.
And yes: Artemis is already in development to be a movie!