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  • Published: 5 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529100617
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $48.99

Project Hail Mary

From the bestselling author of The Martian




A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Martian.

AS SEEN ON BARACK OBAMA'S 2021 SUMMER READING LIST
'THE MOST ENJOYABLE HARD SF I HAVE READ IN YEARS' THE GUARDIAN

OUT NOW from the bestselling author of THE MARTIAN

'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

'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 most plausible science fiction books I've ever read' TIM PEAKE, astronaut
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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.
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'One of the most original, compelling, and fun voyages I've ever taken.' ERNEST CLINE, author of Ready Player One and Ready Player Two

'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

'A suspenseful portrait of human ingenuity and resilience [that] builds to an unexpectedly moving ending. A winner.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'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

  • Published: 5 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529100617
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $48.99

About the author

Andy Weir

ANDY WEIR built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time.

He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail.

He lives in California.

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Praise for Project Hail Mary

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

Brilliantly funny and enjoyable. One of the plausible science fiction books I've ever read

Tim Peake

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

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

A suspenseful portrait of human ingenuity and resilience [that] builds to an unexpectedly moving ending. A winner.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Charting the desperate last-chance mission of a lone astronaut to safeguard our planet, Project Hail Mary is a riveting interstellar adventure

Waterstones

An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship - nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork.

Kirkus Reviews (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)

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

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

A smart, unpredictable novel that makes for highly recommended summer reading

Den of Geek

Andy Weir proves once again that he is a singular talent. Project Hail Mary is so fascinating and propulsive that it's downright addictive. From the first page as Ryland wakes up not knowing who or where he is, I was hooked

Taylor Jenkins Reid, Sunday Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

Intricate and filled with hairpin turns and reversals

Bookmarks

This joyous space romp is a smart and satisfying ode to the power of science and the ties that bind us.

Daily Express

Life-affirming [and] wonderfully well conceived

The Times

[Weir] has a gift for making astrophysics and the like not just painless but fascinating . . . hard to put down.

Sunday Telegraph, novel of the week

[I]f it ain't broke, don't fix it, especially when it's as much fun as Project Hail Mary.

Buzz.co.uk

Warm-hearted, surprising, unputdownable . . . The ultimate page turner

Daily Mail

Fun, fast and oh so factual. It's perfect if you're a fan of smart people solving their problems by being smart . . . A book that will undoubtedly be seen circling the book clubs and coffee tables of even the most casual fiction fans, but that shouldn't detract from the fact that it is a passionate sci-fi, where even the most hardcore readers can enjoy its bounty of philosophical predicaments and technical takeaways

SciFiNow

Science and fiction in near-perfect harmony . . . Few novels are such a brilliant advert for STEM. Science-ing the shit" out of a problem is what [Weir] is best at.

SFX

The Martian author Andy Weir returns with another space-survival saga, chocka dense with dry scientific debate, but also humour, humanity, a nourish case of memory loss and a credible injection of fantasy.

Total Film

The most enjoyable hard SF I ave read in years: funny, well plotted and full of surprises.

The Guardian

Andy Weir's brilliant Project Hail Mary...is one of those stirring sci-fi novels about every government on Earth banding together, through science, to save civilization from collapse. I loved it.

Hugo Rifkind, The Times

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