Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary

By Andy Weir

  • Release Date: 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Adventure Sci-Fi
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 8,371 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING RYAN GOSLING AND DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER LORD AND PHIL MILLER

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.

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 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.

Reviews

  • Made me love reading again.

    5
    By Doobiebrother664
    Truly entertaining. An incredible read, top tier escapism, perfect ending. Couldn’t put it down. The movie better do it justice; I’ll be first in line.
  • Warm, funny, and somewhat approachable read

    4
    By ChinoBandito
    Funny, emotional, and occasionally thrilling. I knocked off one star for a subjective reason- I’m not a science person and barely know the righty-tighty lefty-loosey rule, so a fair bit of the jargon went right over my head. Anyone else similarly situated might likewise glaze over during those passages. But genuinely a fun and enlightening read.
  • Best book ever

    5
    By Sergeant First Class Golden
    Entertaining book a must read.
  • Fascinating, unpredictable page turner

    5
    By ghygghhtty
    I really enjoyed this book
  • i wish i could leave more stars

    5
    By I LIVE WITH DRAGONS!
    this is one of my all-time favorite books. the introduction to the world and its situation is absolutely genius, the science is dumbed-down enough that even an elementary schooler could understand most of it, and the characters are beautifully written. i’ve always been into stem, but andy’s books actually inspired me to pursue a career in the space industry. i don’t think i’ll ever be able to get over how incredible this book is.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Maxmcnich
    Loved this book
  • Best book since sliced bread

    5
    By username_was_in_use
    I have read a few different books and most books i have liked but none have I liked to read more than this book. I don’t know fancy criticizing or book praising words so I’ll just say that I like this book so much that I bought the physical copy of it. If that’s not enough, I have also read over and over so many times that I’ve lost count (over 30). This book is great. I like rockets, I like science, I like weird energy storage methods, I like aliens, also relativity/time stuff. All those are in this book.
  • Even better than The Martian

    5
    By Bhowell23
    I almost never read a book twice, but I just finished my second trip through this one. I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. It’s so creative and it all fits together so perfectly. Really a pleasure to read. What a mind Andy Weir has! When does the movie come out???
  • Project Hail Mary

    5
    By JeffH5
    Great book, better than the Martian
  • Great reading

    5
    By Yaya3500
    For a book that has to do with space and science (not familiar with either) this book was so interesting. Loved the relationship between Grace and Rocky. ❤️