The Moon captured the imagination of science fiction writers long before the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. From Jules Verne‘s From the Earth to the Moon to H.G. Wells‘ The First Men in the Moon, our closest celestial neighbour was a hot topic in writing circles for decades.
Then, as science fiction blossomed throughout the late 20th century and our spacefaring aspirations grew further afield, the Moon lost its mystique and fell out of fashion.
That’s all about to change.
Andy Weir, author behind Mars-based bestseller The Martian and its Hollywood adaptation, is writing a book set on the Moon, and 20th Century Fox has already picked up the movie rights. Luna is back in style.
Artemis will be released on November 14 this year, and will follow the journey of Jasmine Bashara, a twentysomething who lives in the first ever colony built on the Moon, reports Nerdist.
Weir discusses Artemis in this video interview: