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Episode 21 - Andy Weir

by Brad Ludwig

Our Guest Geek this week is Andy Weir , author of The Martian. The Martian was first released for free on his website. After fans demanded it, he released it as a Kindle Single for 99 cents. The Kindle edition rose to the top of Amazon's list of best-selling science-fiction titles where it sold 35,000 copies in three months. This garnered the attention of publishers: Podium Publishing , an audiobook publisher, signed for the audiobook rights in January, 2013, and Weir sold the print rights to Crown in March 2013 for six figures. The book debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list on March 2nd, 2014. A film version of The Martian ,starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, is set for release on November 25th, 2015.

The stories we talked about this week include, the anticipated Quantum Break gameplay trailer , the mind blowing alternate universe series from DC Comic , the Vulcans are building an Enterprise , BitTorrent will offer original SciFi programming and the magic engine that produces propulsion with microwaves .

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