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Monday, October 15 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Andy Weir: From Silicon Valley to Mars

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Co-presented by Zoetic Press

With two massive bestsellers in The Martian and Artemis, Andy Weir might be the current king of sci-fi. But only recently, Weir was a Silicon Valley programmer shopping a manuscript about an astronaut marooned on Mars. Failing to find a book deal, he published it on his website, crowdsourcing its accuracy with scientists. When readership grew, he released it on Kindle for 99 cents, the lowest price allowed. In three months it sold 35,000 copies, and Random House and Hollywood came calling. Tonight, he shares his thoughts about life and science with Inquiring Minds podcaster Kishore Hari. Book sales and signing to follow. Ticket price includes screening of The Martian. $20 adv / $25 door

6-7 pm book signing in Alamo lobby
7-7:30 pm Q&A
7:30 pm screening of The Martian

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Kishore Hari

Kishore Hari is a science educator who specializes in producing innovative live science events. He is director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which is based out of the University of California, San Francisco. Hari hosts Mother Jones’ weekly science podcast "Inquiring Minds... Read More →

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Andy Weir

Andy Weir built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime. His second novel Artemis appeared in paperback this year. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects... Read More →



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