Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary

By Andy Weir

  • Release Date: 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 5,565 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling.

HUGO AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS: Bill Gates, GatesNotes, New York Public Library, Parade, Newsweek, Polygon, Shelf Awareness, She Reads, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal • “An epic story of redemption, discovery and cool speculative sci-fi.”—USA Today

“If you loved The Martian, you’ll go crazy for Weir’s latest.”—The Washington Post

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 deliver, 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.


  • What a ride!

    By big-bee-righ
    Great read. Fast paced, intelligent and exciting. You won’t be disappointed.
  • This book got me back into reading

    By bdbdbd-reads
    I *LOVE* this book. I started with the audiobook and bought the ebook because I thought a chunk of the audiobook had been cut out (you’ll understand why if you listen to it). Now I’ve listened all the way through twice, bought the hardcover and read it through as well. I was not a reader in school or as a young adult. I tried a few different Stephen King books my wife had but could never finish them. I was scrolling through Reddit late one night and came across a thread with book recommendations. For some reason this one I noted down and downloaded the audiobook a few days later. I’m so glad I did. The idea behind the story is so interesting to me, and the author did an AMAZE job bringing it to life. I liked this so much I sought out, bought, and read the author’s other two books. Thank you Andy Weir for writing such an awesome book.
  • Incredible

    By Jim Bowie 1969
    Love this book!!!
  • very enjoyable

    By dangyaddy
    fun and smart storytelling
  • Touchdown for Humanities’ Sake

    By LeonF63
    Wake up, alone, except for a robot asking you to name yourself. That is when you realize your only knowledge is that you know how to speak. That is Dr. Ryland Grace’s life. Everything that comes after is new information, and for Dr. Grace, muscle memory skills he didn’t know he possessed trigger memories of how he developed the skill. But how he acquired that skill, he can’t recall. From this point, the story progresses as he learns about his situation and flashes of memory. This story is the kind of science-fiction I enjoy. Very well researched, many people may find some of this story too detail-heavy; however, these passages show what we know and what society would need to address. When the author writes the fictional elements, it is not grandiose to the point of requiring suspension of disbelief. It is also limited to minor details necessary for the story to be possible. My qualm with this story is that it is typical of the United States: too many ideal endings to story elements. I’d give examples, but the end is what I think of as standard Hollywood. You don’t see any other country so incredibly positive in outcomes. The story is relentless forward, and while the pacing is good, if a little slow according to some of my siblings, the end races along until a bunch of good things happen. I will finish by saying that I enjoyed this story for the most part and will read more from Andy Weir in the future.
  • Great read!

    By ScottyJ555
    Fantastic work from Andy Weir as always. Lovable characters and science that seems to track, at least to this layman. Leaves me wondering, too, which is always delightful.
  • Stunningly Great

    By RJSam77
    Despite a couple of strange plot points, a truly fantastic book. As cliche as this is, I could not put it down. If done right, it would be an amazing movie.
  • You’ll want to immediately read it again.

    By 858449964368
    Amaze amaze amaze.
  • Great book

    By Soccerman51
    Great book.
  • So good!

    By TMcJilton
    One of the best science fiction novels I have ever read. So we’ll written and is very easy to connect with. The story is compelling and leaves you wanting more after every page. The ending is spectacular. So satisfied with this book.