Andy Weirâ€™s The Martian is one of those true â€œAmerican Dreamâ€ stories, going from relative obscurity to becoming a Hollywood sensation. Now, the author has revealed details for his much-anticipated follow-up, which hits stores this November.
Called Artemis, the book will be a sci-fi crime story that take place on the moon. Nerdist exclusively revealed the bookâ€™s official plot and cover:
The story follows Jasmine Bashara, a.k.a. Jazz, an aimless yet prodigal twentysomething who years to leave her boring, small-town life behind for something bigger and better. Except in Jazzâ€™s case, her small town is named Artemis and just so happens to be the firstâ€”and onlyâ€”city on the moon. But life on the moon isnâ€™t all itâ€™s cracked up to be, especially if youâ€™re not too obscenely wealthy.
Jazz will find herself getting into the shady business of smuggling, which leadsÂ to the perfect score. Soon, however, sheâ€™ll find herself caught up in a conspiracy as the fate of Artemis hangs in the balance.
Unlike The Martian, which was a simple man versus nature story, Artemis will be a more complex tale that goes deeper into the human condition.
Of course, with the high expectations of a bigÂ follow-up comes the inevitable movie. According to Nerdist, 20th Century Fox and New Regency have already scooped up the film rights for Artemis.Â For what itâ€™s worth, The Martian grossed $630 million at the global box office, so anything from Weir is in high demand.
Artemis is set to hit bookstores on November 14. And if youâ€™re so inclined, you can read our interview with Andy Weir below.
In Andy Weirâ€™s The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney endures some pretty horrible things after a Mars mission goes terribly wrong: starvation, explosions, isolation. And while his adventure might seem like pure science fiction, his journey of survival is deeply rooted in actual science. As Weir tells it, he always wanted to read a story that [â€¦]