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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'...

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.

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Number of Pages: 476

ISBN: 0593135202

ISBN-13: 9780593135204


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When I was a kid, I was obsessed with science fiction. But @andyweirauthor’s latest book Project Hail Mary is a fun read even if you aren’t a sci-fi fan. I finished the whole thing in one weekend.

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Great look at life in deep space, and the science it would take to get there, from the author of The Martian.

I’m obsessed with Andy Weir. Project Hail Mary and The Martian were both fantastic. Just starting reading Artemis (another one of his books) and it is fantastic.

Best sci fi book i've read in a long long time. Has lots of real science/engineering in it. Incredible read.

For two years now, I’ve struggled to read books. For non-fiction topics, I find conversation and other media so much better than books and it’s hard to imagine that ever changing back. But I miss just reading a book. Project Hail Mary just gave me a great taste. I recommend it!

Loving this book, highly recommended.

Best SciFi book I’ve read in a while

Recommended under What are you reading and would you recommend it? (asked by Molly White)

I read "Project Hail Mary" by Andy Weir. I really recommend it, it was a fun and not that much cliché reading.

Recommended under What are you reading and would you recommend it? (asked by Molly White)

Since you have The Martian on your list, I'mma recommend Project Hail Mary in a similar vein.

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, the best sci-fi book I've ever read.

"Project Hail Mary" is an amazing sci-fi, and I think it's somewhat reminiscent of the "Three Body Problem", but even better.

Just finished this, excellent! Amaze, amaze, amaze!

Have you read Andy Weir's newest? Project Hail Mary

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