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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly) new science-based thriller from the bestselling author of The Martian.

“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 Post


Ryland 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.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2021
May 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
16.5
MB

Customer Reviews

SoniColinK ,

Fun and Full of Hope (and Science Facts Galore)

A book full of fun problems and fun solutions, grounded in rules with enough imagination to color outside their lines when needed, Project Hail Mary is brimming with passion, excitement, technobabble and hope.

The protagonist’s journey is entertaining and interesting, with plenty of moments of legitimate surprise and suspense. Solving problems alongside them — sometimes faster, sometimes slower — makes the prettied-up sci-fi textbook qualities the most engaging parts of the whole book.

At times, its structure saps tension from the story, robbing characters of meaningful decision making, or sometimes just obscuring that process from the readers. The most emotionally resonant parts of the book are the ones that play it straight and stick to the number, not the ones that try to lean into the broader human drama of global catastrophe.

The story is numerically, measurably big, but its strongest moments come down to the small numbers and the small relationships throughout. The problems along the way can be overcome — and blowing past them is always the best part.

redskyblueclouds ,

Another win for Andy Weir!

An enjoyable page-turner that combines first contact, interstellar travel, and apocalyptic themes. You’ll find yourself entertained and left wondering, could a similar extinction event happen in the near future and will we be ready?

unicorn_hoe ,

I love this book!

This is the first book I’ve read in a long while. Of course I got the actual book in hand but I wanted to leave a review here. This book is amazing and if you like sci-fi then you’ll definitely love this book! The story is well written and had me excited for each chapter. In a few years I will definitely reread this book again!

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