Project Hail Mary
Books | Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling.HUGO AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS: Bill Gates, GatesNotes, New York Public Library, Parade, Newsweek, Polygon, Shelf Awareness, She Reads, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal • “An epic story of redemption, discovery and cool speculative sci-fi.”—USA Today“If you loved The Martian, you’ll go crazy for Weir’s latest.”—The Washington PostRyland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone.Or does he?An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.
Random House Publishing Group
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"This is a terrific read. With this book, #andy_weir, author of #the_martian has clearly established himself as one of the best #hard_science_fiction authors out there. If you like the genre, stop what you are doing and read this book. And if you like audio books, this is one to listen to. The narrator is great and really helps immerse you in the protagonist. One way or the other, this is a #must_read for anyone who enjoys science fiction, or just science in general"
"Such a great novel. The switching between memory and reality was done very smoothly and added context and depth to the plot, as well as keeping it interesting to only have 2 main characters. The twists were very twisty and surprising in a believable way, and the ending was perfect. I think this is a great Andy Weir novel to try if you like the plot and writing style, but would prefer less scientific descriptions than in The Martian. "
"A fantastic story. Although often heavy in science, math, and physics, it is not done in a way to make a non-mathematical mind feel stupid or lost. I actually appreciated the narrator's mind and wished I could think more like him. The narrator tells the story with a sense of humor, sometimes self deprecating and sometimes sarcastic. Ryland Grace wakes up with a form of amnesia. He finds himself in a clinical atmosphere with robot arms taking care of him. Told in the narrator's current time and memory flashbacks. We soon learn he is the sole survivor on a space ship in another galaxy. Grace is on a suicide mission to solve the problem that is destroying the earth's sun. "
"This was probably the best book I've read in a year. The plot points were unexpected and the main character was really funny. It detailed a lot of scientific information, to a point where the solution and reasoning made sense. Even without a scientific background. It's definitely a 5/5 and deserves all the hype. Def recommend to anyone who loves science, Sci-fi, outer space, and funny and relatable main characters."