Project Hail Mary
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 ...more
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One of the main problems is things escaping, but luckily they are not nitrogen resistant. But how could they escape in the first place when air in human environment is naturally 79% nitrogen? Did I miss something?
He used an oxygen mask when he was injured, his air is not 100% oxygen in general. Then what it is made of? (hide spoiler)]
I can proudly honestly excitedly announce a GRANDIOSE WINNER now!
I know my overcooked brain cells don’t have enough capacity to absorb every complicated, detailed, elaborated scientific facts and fantastic world building which amazed me at least thousand times but I fell so hard what I could understand which is enough for me to enjoy this book!
It truly hugged my inner weirdness and nerdy proportionally!
Since the Martian I w ...more
Ryland Grace wakes up in a spaceship light years from Earth. The problem is he doesn't remember who he is or what he's supposed to do. But whatever it is, it must be important, or he wouldn't have been sent on this mission with two other astronauts. Unfortunately, neither of them survived the journey, so he is all alone. And he is Earth's ...more
“I’d have to do the math to know for sure but — I can’t help it, I want to do the math right now.”This book is half science experiments, half wacky buddy comedy — and it just works so so so well! That nerdy glee I felt on every page of The Martian is back full force. By golly*, I am so gosh-darn* happy right now. Geez and fudge and Holy Moly!*. (Yeah, this book’s protagonist tends to sound like he’s 85 — he’s just not a foul-mouthed sort of a scientist):
“The whole world put you in ch...more
ARC provided by Goodreads and the publishers—Ballantine Books, Cornerstone—in exchange for an honest review.
Andy Weir is back with a new novel suitable for fans of The Martian.
“Stupid humanity. Getting in the way of my hobbies.”
I’m sure I’m not the only that became a fan of Weir’s work because of The Martian. For years I’ve heard such amazing things about The Martian, and it’s not until three m ...more
Project Hail Mary gives us the story in several timelines. It starts with Ryland Grace waking up in a room, tubes and lines running from his body, mind groggy and memory slow to return. In fact, it's like he has amnesia. His two roommates died at some much earlier date, their bodies now mummified. He has no idea where he is, who the other people were, what he's supposed to do now. But there is a computerized voice urging him to "eat" slop from a tube and telling hi ...more
I loved the Martian, loved Artemis but Project Hail Mary was everything!
The book starts out with some cray and you don’t want to put it down because you want to know what the hell is going on!!
The story goes back and forth from the present to the past and how it all came to be.
My favorite part was when Rocky came onto the scene. I love him so much and if you read the book and don’t love him, there is something wrong with you.
The book has plenty of science, humor, edge of your seat ...more
(Throwback Review) I have read two books by the same author simultaneously a few times in my life. But I never had such a contrasting opinion about two books like this book and Artemis. I liked the book The Martian by Andy Weir. So I was sure that I was going to love both these books. But I was totally mistaken and was off to a roller coaster ride with these books. Andy Weir perfectly showed us what exactly failing forward means. Artemis was an utter disaster and one of the worst books I hav ...more
im nowhere near smart enough to understand all of the technical and scientific dialogue in this (im also too lazy to fact check and do any research on the concepts discussed), but that did not stop me from enjoying this. and i honestly wasnt expecting much, so the fact that alien lifeforms are present, by way of a precious alien named rocky, really surprised ...more
Thirty years. I looked out at their little faces. In thirty years they’d all be in their early forties. They would bear the brunt of it all. And it wouldn’t be easy. These kids were going to grow up in an idyllic world and be thrown into an apocalyptic nightmare.--------------------------------------
They were the generation that would experience the Sixth Extinction Event.
No, that’s not creepy at all. Being in a spaceship twelve light-years from home and having someone
This book while not as good as The Martian it was much better than Artemis. I was worried about reading it after my bad experience with Artemis so I honestly didn’t have high expectations, I’m glad to say I ended up enjoying this book a lot -for the most part.
In case you don’t know the premise, some alien microorganisms (astrophage) are eating the sun’s energy simply put which will make Earth colder and lead to another ice age. The 8th-grade teacher is a scientist who finds himself invo
I requested this book just based on the fact that I enjoyed the movie “The Martian”. I wasn’t sure what to expect.
The beginning of the book is a little confusing, mainly because our narrator has just woken up from an induced coma and does not really know where he is, why he is there and who the two CORPSES ARE THAT ARE IN THE ROOM WITH HIM!!!!!!!! He is having trouble moving, speaking, etc and is connected by so many IV’s and electrodes that he is completely incapable ...more
It’s alarming to wake up from a coma in completely unfamiliar surroundings, tethered to a bed by tubes and electrodes, with a computer voice quizzing you and robotic arms controlling your movements. It’s even more disturbing when you realize that you have no recollection of your name or your past life, and that there are two long-dead bodies in the room with you.
But gradually, through a series of flashback memories, Ryland Gra ...more
Oh my God, I am so going to die!Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for sending me an ARC of ...more
I hyperventilate for a while.
I remember what I tell my students: If you’re upset, take a deep breath, let it out, and count to ten. It dramatically reduced the number of tantrums in my classroom.
I take a breath. “One . . . two . . . thr—this isn’t working! I’m going to die!”
Maybe it’s just the childish optimist in me, but humanity can be pretty impressive when we put our minds to it.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~It's publication day!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Both literally and figuratively, Project Hail Mary is -- out of this world It's even out of the solar system!
Some people read a book more quickly the more they enjoy it. I'm the opposite. If I read a book slowly, it almost always means I love it.
I want to savor every word, miss not one detail. I often re-read paragraphs or pages just to ensure I caught everything.
On average, I read three books a week. Project Hail Mary took me a week and a half ...more
I am upset that this book was just not the right fit for me and I realize that there are many others who did and ...more
This is a callback to all the best science porn we love in SF. Clear descriptions, great discoveries, and plenty of normal disorientation to go along with the numerous setbacks surrounding these crazy-cool characters.
I suppose I like the snark best of all, but the science, from an extinction-level event, massive resources being thrown at the problem, and then the outri ...more
Buddy read with the one and only Anna. Thank you for listening to my crying about my crack ship (it's not the end yet, sis) and screaming about a certain cute alien.
WARNING : I'm shitty with writing reviews about books that I love, cause it's either just a long ass essay about me fangirling about every character and relationship (existent or only in my fantasy it doesn't really ...more
Amnesia in SPAAAACCCEEEEE!!!
A man wakes up from an extended induced coma on-board a spaceship alongside two corpses, and he no idea of who he is or how he got there. As he explores the ship, he slowly begins to get his memory back and realizes that he’s Ryland Grace, the sole survivor of a desperate mission to reach another solar system and hopefully find the answers to save Earth from a cosmic catastrophe. With only a sketchy ide ...more
You couldn't have prised this out of my hands initially.
However, somewhere at the 60% region, it got bogged down by too many flash-fires while our protagonist, Ryland Grace, the ultimate Gary Sue and the purveyor of all things Space/Biology/Physics/Chemistry/Engineering/Math/Music/Language/Etc, got progressively more facetious and irritating.
Like a modern-day John McClane (but in space) and with astrophage as the villain. The bumbling White guy who we all know will save the day. He ev
If you're a fan of sci-fi space operas and don't mind the science part of them, then stop reading this review and go read Project Hail Mary. Seriously.
At first, the premise might sound a little too close to The Martian, but it will quickly become clear that it's also very different - the stakes are so much higher in this one. Yes, it manages to capture the essence of what made The Martian special, yet it doesn't feel like a copy.
The book opens with a man waking up fro ...more
1/3rd Math book.
1/3rd Sci-fi entertaining fiction story.
So. much. math......
The biggest problem for Andy Weir is that he wrote The Martian. Every other book he writes will be compared to it and, let's face it, have little chance of being able to stand up to it. It's like lightning striking twice - possible, but not probable.
The magic of The Martian was that, in spite of being science fiction, it seemed possible and featured a main character that most people could relate to and ...more
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