Project Hail Mary (Hardback)
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Project Hail Mary (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 04/05/2021
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Charting the desperate last-chance mission of a lone astronaut to safeguard our planet, Project Hail Mary is a riveting interstellar adventure from the bestselling author of The Martian.

A lone astronaut.
An impossible mission.
An ally he never imagined.

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 imagine it, 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.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781529100617
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 728 g
Dimensions: 241 x 160 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'If you like a lot of science in your science fiction, Andy Weir is the writer for you . . . This one has everything fans of old school SF (like me) love...' - George R.R. Martin

'Brilliantly funny and enjoyable. One of the plausible science fiction books I've ever read.' - Tim Peake, Astronaut

'Weir's finest work to date . . . This is the one book I read last year that I am certain I can recommend to anyone, no matter who, and know they'll love it.' - Brandon Sanderson

'One of the most original, compelling, and fun voyages I've ever taken. Weir imbues every page of this rollicking adventure with an unabashed love and respect for science, while giving us a prescient glimpse of where it could take us and how it might save us.' - Ernest Cline

'Undisputedly the best book I've read in a very, very long time. Mark my words: Project Hail Mary is destined to become a classic.' - Blake Crouch

'An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship - nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork.' - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

'A suspenseful portrait of human ingenuity and resilience [that] builds to an unexpectedly moving ending. A winner.' - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'Weir returns with gusto . . . his writing flows naturally, and his characters and dialogue crackle with energy. With this novel, he takes his place as a genuine star in the mainstream SF world.' - Booklist (starred review)

'As gripping and cleverly constructed as The Martian but with a stunning twist, Project Hail Mary is a brilliantly nerdy thriller about the things we all have in common.' - Wired

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“Brilliantly funny, clever and original sci-fi.”

“Am I barreling toward the sun, or away from it? It’s almost academic. I’m either on a collision course with the sun or on my way out to deep space with no hope of returning. Or, I might be headed in the sun’s general... More

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“Engaging, fun and un-put-downable”

Project Hail Mary centres around Grace Holland, a man that wakes up on a space ship. He does not know who he is, where he is or why he is on a space ship. The only thing he knows is that he has been asleep for a very... More

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“Out Of This World!”

Really difficult to write a review for this without spoilers but let me just say that if you enjoyed The Martian, then you need to read this!!
There's a fair bit of science in this, but most of it made sense to... More

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