The Martian Is Not A Science Fiction Story

Posted: Oct 1 2015, 6:22am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 1 2015, 8:11am CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 
The Martian is Not a Science Fiction Story
  • The Martian shows wider availability of water on Mars and NASA has now announced about the presence of liquid water on the surface of Mars

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The science fiction story “The Martian” made its author Andy Weir world-famous. The narrative is about a NASA astronaut who ends up stranded on Mars and has to make ends meet.

It is a story with a plot and wonderful narrative. The Martian comes from the creative mind of Andy Weir. He started writing about Mark Watney who is a NASA astronaut. The spaceman gets lost on Mars and learns how to survive under the harsh conditions.

The whole thing got off the ground on his Internet site. Later on he shifted the platform for the story to Amazon’s Kindle Store. The starting price was chickenfeed. Merely available for 99 cents, the serial took the audiences by storm.

Today Andy Weir’s memorable story is the talk of the town. It happens to be the best science fiction work on Amazon. Besides grabbing a book deal, Andy Weir even got a chance to have his book made into a movie.

Tinsel Town’s adaptation of The Martian will come to theaters across the nation starting from tomorrow. The movie was adapted by Ridley Scott who is already renowned for such cult classics as Alien and Blade Runner.

When Andy was asked by Engadget regarding his story about a stranger in a strange land, he said that being stranded or marooned was not something new. It was the setting of outer space that was the real pattern breaker.

Since Andy has always been a space freak, he decided to go ahead and make something which would be occurring pretty soon. The Mars mission is planned by the space agencies sometime in the future.

Andy gave a lot of feedback on the filming of his story too. He also admits that the solutions to tough situations in the story sometimes took him weeks of agonizing brainstorming. Yet the finished product was just hunky dory.

Andy also worked on the personality of the main protagonist of his story, Mark Watney. The sarcasm and cynicism found in his demeanor was captured well by the movie. Parts of the novel of sorts have scientific details that are now common knowledge about the Red Planet.

Especially, the issue of water turned up at several corners. NASA also figures in a big way in this movie. Andy considers space travel and exploration to be the only way forward for mankind. The way back leads straight to the beasts and would not be a good idea.

Help is only 140 million miles away. Watch the exclusive new trailer for The Martian, in theaters October 2. #BringHimHomePosted by The Martian on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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