Some science-fiction authors prefer the term speculative fiction; but for Andy Weir, a better term might be calculated fiction.
With his debut novel The Martian, Weir built an avid following by somehow turning meticulous science (Trajectories!
That book - originally published as a series of blog posts - became a worldwide bestseller, a Ridley Scott film, and put Weir on first-name terms with real-life astronauts.
Now he's back with Artemis, a crime caper set in a lunar city.
He talks to WIRED about research, sci-fi's role in science and real-world space mining.
I want to know how to mine metal on the Moon.