The Egg, By Andy Weir


Since the hype and release of The Martian, the author Andy Weir has become quite a well-known name. I haven’t yet read the book or seen the film, but my love of science fiction means it won’t be long before I do.

I stumbled across some of his writing online recently – a short story on his website simply called The Egg.

He describes it as,

‘By far the most popular story I’ve ever written.’

Which I wonder if still holds true after The Martian released earlier this year.

Anyway for its length at just over a thousand words it takes no time at all to read, and I think it has a massively powerful impact.

It’s honestly one of the greatest short stories I’ve ever read. So go read it.

© 2015, Gavin Zanker. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Photo by Martin Brigden licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.


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