Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

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, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that’s been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it’s up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance.

Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, 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.

My Thoughts

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4 / 5 stars

I thought this was fab! Andy Weir has very much gone back to the style of The Martian and that’s not a bad thing because he’s very good at it.

The main character might feel an awful lot like a Mark Watney clone and he might be alone in space with only science to save him but give it a chance because Project Hail Mary really does have a personality of its own.

Now a whole book about someone doing science could easily become very dry, even with some big action, life-threatening moments, but there is a sense of humour that really lifts the story and keeps it interesting and fun. There are also some very human moments that keep it relatable and these things together make it into a proper page-turner, I just couldn’t put it down!

This is a fun and exciting book and it’s definitely worth picking it up!

I received a free copy in return for an honest review.

Project Hail Mary
Andy Weir
May 4th 2021

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