‘Artemis’, Andy Weir’s follow-up to ‘The Martian’

By Creative Media Times

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Fans of Andy Weir’s “The Martian” should be happy to know that, not only will his follow up “Artemis” be released later this year, but the movie rights was already picked up by Fox, as Deadline reports.

Artemis novel is scheduled to be released on Nov.14, in North America and is already available for pre-order Amazon. This was announced by Crown Publishing on its website, which also included description of the novel as follows:

An adrenaline-charged crime caper that features smart, detailed world-building based on real science and the charm that makes Weir’s writing so irresistible, Artemis introduces a protagonist every bit as memorable as The Martian’s Mark Watney: Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz. Jazz is just another too-smart, directionless twentysomething, chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life. Except the small town happens to be named Artemis—and it’s the first and only city on the moon.

Weir’s debut novel “The Martian”, which follows the survival efforts of Mark Watney after he becomes stranded alone on Mars, was a huge breakthrough for the novelist. The book received generally positive reviews and sold 3 million copies.

But it wasn’t until Twentieth Century Fox optioned the rights to the film that the novel attracted broader recognition. Directed by Ridley Scott, that film starred Matt Damon, made more than $600 million at the boxoffice, and received seven academy award nominations.