Writer Andy Weir made a name for himself with his successful debut The Martian, a self-published novel about an astronaut stranded on Mars that went on to make the New York Times Best Seller list in 2014 when it was reprinted by Crown Publishing. The science fiction tale was a hit with readers, and was later adapted for the big screen with Matt Damon as the ill-fated spaceman. Now, Weir is back in the cosmos with his follow-up novel, Artemis, another scifi story, this time set in the near-future on Earth’s first and only colony on the Moon. For the audiobook edition from Audible Studios, actress Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Daredevil, Sin City, Clerks II) provides the narration.
After being relieved of their duties directing the untitled Star Wars spinoff centered on a young Han Solo, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found their next project.
The duo has signed on to direct Artemis, which is based on the book of the same name by The Martian author Andy Weir and is described as an “adrenaline-charged crime caper that features smart, detailed world-building based on real science.” It follows your average twenty-something struggling to get by, only this particular twenty-something happens to live in the one and only city on our moon, and an opportunity to greatly improve her situation has presented itself.
Star Trek fanatics go to great lengths to eat, sleep, and breathe the world their favorite sci-fi characters exist in. But while they can dress up and role play and so on, one thing that proves quite difficult to experience is working on the bridge of a space ship just like (insert favorite Trek captain here) and their crew have done over the years.
Now that dream is finally attainable…to some level. A new space ship bridge simulator titled Artemis has been created and is now available for purchase. It’s not a simple “insert disc and play” game, however. This is a “multiplayer, multi-computer networked game” that will require you, your closest Trekkie friends, and multiple computers to play.
Continue reading for more details and to see a funny video of a team trying their hand at running a ship.
Late last year, Obit Books released Artemis, a new science fiction novel by Philip Palmer, in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook. Now, you can hear a sample from the audiobook over at the author’s website.
Head over to Palmer’s site to hear 7 1/2 minutes from the first chapter of the audiobook, produced by Recorded Books, which has the title character Artemis McIvor narrating the story.