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Project Hail Mary
A Novel
By (author): Andy Weir

ISBN:

9780593135204

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

General/trade
May 04, 2021
$38.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9.54in x 6.3 x 1.5 in | 1.69 lb

Page Count:

496 pages

Illustrations:

DIAGRAM IN FRONT MATTER
Ballantine
Ballantine Books
FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian.

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.

Story Locale: Earth, Tau Ceti, and space!

MEGA BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Andy Weir smashed his way onto the bestseller lists (and the big screen) with the breathtaking success of his debut THE MARTIAN—hailed as a new science-fiction classic, with millions of copies sold. His followup, ARTEMIS, was no slouch either, spending several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover.

RETURNING TO MARTIAN TERRITORY: After stepping away from science-survival to give us a heist novel in ARTEMIS, here Weir delivers the kind of story fans of THE MARTIAN will be hungry for—a lone astronaut, sciencing his way past impossible problems and terrifying odds.

WITH AN INCREDIBLE NEW PLOT AND SCOPE: This time, our hero’s not just fighting for his own survival. It’s the future of the earth itself. The mystery he must puzzle out, and the science behind it, are brilliantly unexpected and satisfying, as only Weir could deliver, and in ways that far surpass THE MARTIAN—and the places the quest takes us are equally jawdropping. Not to mention a certain unforgettable friend our hero makes along the way.

HUGE MOVIE BUZZ: Film rights sold to MGM with a dream team attached: Ryan Gosling to star, Phil Lord & Chris Miller (of Lego Movie fame) onboard to direct, and a producing team that includes Amy Pascal, former head of Sony studios.

PERFECT AUTHOR AMBASSADOR: Weir has proven himself equally at home in front of network TV cameras, speaking to thousands at places like Google and NASA, hobnobbing on Hollywood red carpets, even testifying before a Senate subcommittee—winning over fans and befriending geek idols at every step along the way.

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.

Author Residence: California

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“A propulsive adventure.”Entertainment Weekly

“Weir spins a space yarn in a way only he can. Fans of his earlier works won’t be disappointed.”Newsweek

“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, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

“Reading Project Hail Mary is like going on a field trip to outer space with the best science teacher you’ve ever had—and your class assignment is to save the world. This is one of the most original, compelling, and fun voyages I’ve ever taken.”—Ernest Cline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

“Two worlds in peril, a competent (but flawed and human) man, a competent alien, unending scientific puzzles to unravel, with humanity itself at risk, this one has everything fans of old school SF (like me) love. If you like a lot of science in your science fiction, Andy Weir is the writer for you.”—George R. R. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of A Game of Thrones

“I loved The Martian, but I actually find Project Hail Mary to be Mr. Weir’s finest work to date. It’s somehow both exciting, yet also personal. I’m constantly amazed by how well Mr. Weir continues to write wonderfully accessible science fiction without compromising either the science or the fiction.”—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Stormlight Archive series

“Brilliantly funny and enjoyable . . . one of the most plausible science fiction books I’ve ever read.”—Tim Peake, ESA astronaut and internationally bestselling author of Limitless

“Thrilling doesn’t even begin to describe Project Hail Mary, which is undisputedly the best book I’ve read in a very, very long time . . . I cheered, I laughed (a lot), I cried, and when the twist arrived and the book revealed its true target, my jaw hit the floor. Mark my words: Project Hail Mary is destined to become a classic.”—Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of
Recursion and Dark Matter


“A joy to read . . . with Project Hail Mary, Weir is leaning hard into all that made The Martian kick.”Locus

“Readers may find themselves consuming this emotionally intense and thematically profound novel in one stay-up-all-night-until-your-eyes-bleed sitting. An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship—nothing short of a science fiction masterwork.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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