Andy Weir's 'Artemis': What It's Like to Devise (and Narrate) a Fictional Lunar City

MORE Actress Rosario Dawson (right) and moderator Jada Yuan of New York magazine discuss Andy Weir’s new novel "Artemis" and its audiobook (left, on Skype). NEW YORK — When actress Rosario Dawson agreed to voice the audiobook for "Artemis," Andy Weir’s follow-up book to "The Martian," she hadn’t realized she’d have to portray every character in the novel. "I actually had it in my head that I was just going to do the narration," Dawson told a large audience at New York Comic Con on Oct. 5. "That’s what I thought I was being hired to do; I was just going to narrate it, and then they were going to have all these other people read all these other things, and I would do [the main character,] Jazz." But Artemis — the book’s setting, a city on the moon — proved truly international, and Dawson wound up brushing up on her Kenyan, Hungarian and Norwegian voices. [ How Moon Bases and Lunar Colonies Work (Infographic) ] "I’m doing all these accents, and it was this most remarkable experience," she said. "I wonder, had I known how much it was going to be, if I would have said yes — […]

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