Andy Weir is the author of The Martian. The objective of this lesson is to examine Weir’s life and writing.
Class Discussion: When did Weir first begin writing? When did Weir begin writing The Martin? What type of research did he do? How was the book first published? What reception did the book receive when it was first on Amazon? What is different about the path the book took to be published as a hardback book and have the rights sold to become a movie? How did Weir’s interests lead him to write? How did Weir research the science behind the novel? Is the character of Mark based on Weir in any way? What are Weir’s plans for writing in the future?
Activity: : Create a chart or poster that shows these things: books Weir has written, genre(s) of books he has...
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