An Out-of-This-World Adventure

May 12, 2021
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Andy Weir’s latest edge-of-your-seat interstellar thrill ride, Project Hail Mary, is more than just a mystery-fueled adventure. It’s also got Weir’s trademark wit woven throughout—making it a uniquely humorous sci-fi horror novel set in outer space. That’s not something you see every day!

This BookPage* review gives a compelling overview that’s sure to beam this book to the top of your must-read list.

No author is better than Andy Weir at taking a concept that could be boring on paper(molecular biology) and turning it into a hilarious, thrilling, engrossing piece of accessible hard sci-fi. Thankfully, Project Hail Mary is another intense space puzzle for science nerds and mainstream thrill-seekers alike. Ryland Grace wakes up on a small spaceship with amnesia, unsure of why he’s there, what he’s meant to do or even what his name is. He begins to recall a mission sparked by alien life near the sun, a mission that may have had existential importance for the human race. Ryland must survive long enough to find a way to save the world using only his mind and the resources aboard the spaceship. Weir’s inquisitive and hilarious, optimistic yet deadpan voice carries this book from the very first page. Ryland is the perfect vessel for a cosmic mystery that plays out with the same joyous attention to detail—and poignant philosophical questions about the nature of self-discovery and human ingenuity—found in Weir’s beloved debut, The Martian. It’s just so gosh-darn hopeful; one can’t help but smile the whole way through.

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*BookPage is an independent reading recommendation guide that covers every genre. Find more reviews and author exclusives at BookPage.com, and make sure to pick up the latest issue at a BAM! store near you! 

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