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Andy Weir


USA flag (b.1972)

Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight.
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Martian
John W. Campbell Best Book winner (2016) : The Martian