Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir - a WINNER!

OMG, If this comes out as a movie I am watching it so hard!!!  Read Andy Weir's newest novel (out in May) Project Hail Mary.  I loved The Martian, but think this one is my favorite. Very scientific but the humanity is spot on.  I am loving it! So much snark. It's ranking in Humorous, Hard Science and Adventure in Science Fiction right now and I agree on all the sub-genres.  I absolutely rushed the ending as I just HAD to know what happened.  The next day, in a calmer manner, I went back and re-read the last 2 chapters, to absorb it fully.

It's very Hard Science in a lot of areas, pages of learning that could possibly allow you to build a space vessel if you were interested, But at the same time the characters, and I mean ALL the characters are filled with humanity and emotion.....and snark.  Love the snark.

There's a lot of mystery that slowly reveals answers as the story goes back and forth between current time in space and the years before when Earth was in danger of dying as the Sun died.  

I highly recommend this book to all Sci-Fi readers.


 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?


  • Publisher : Ballantine Books (May 4, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 496 pages