“Artemis” –Crime and Shadowy Conspiracy Envelop First-and-Only Lunar City in Andy Weir’s Followup to The Martian (WATCH VIDEO)



Like The Martian, Andy Weir's new book will be hardcore sci-fi with a moon city and real technology. "I’ve got a lot of contacts at JPL and NASA," Weir said in a 2015 interview. "I’m friends with a lot of astronauts now, which is pretty cool. I can call them, and say, “Hey, I’ve got a question about a largely unknown sub-compartment on the International Space Station. Can you help?”

Unlike  The Martian's astronaut, Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon in the blockbuster movie, the heroine, Jasmine Bashara, a.k.a. Jazz, works as a porter, who finds herself caught up in a life of crime when her side hustle as a smuggler leads her to the perfect score.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. Unfortunately, this so-called “perfect score” winds up having unexpected consequences as Jazz finds herself caught in the middle of a shadowy conspiracy as opposing forces vie for control of Artemis, the lunar city. Artemis, according to Weir, was “much more difficult to write” than The Martian, and pays homage to both the Greek goddess of the moon and NASA’s Apollo missions. (Apollo was Artemis’ twin brother.)



Much like The Martian, Weir’s latest novel is on the fast track to becoming a feature film, according to The Nerdist. As first reported by The Tracking Board, the same filmmaking team behind The Martian is set to adapt Artemis too. 20th Century Fox and New Regency, along with Genre Films producers Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood, have acquired the rights to Artemis and will transform it from book to blockbuster. Considering The Martian grossed $630 million worldwide, Artemis turning into a movie was an inevitability.

Artemis is available wherever fine books are sold on November 14, 2017. You can pre-order a copy on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. https://www.amazon.com/Artemis-Novel-Andy-Weir/dp/0553448129

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