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Andy Weir is back with Artemis, a crime drama set in a lunar city

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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.

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