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 don't think the book ever addresses the specific composition of the atmosphere Grace is breathing, but it could be anywhere between 0%N2 - 80%N2 depending on the pressurization. Additionally, I don't think it's clear how long the things escaping need to be subjected to N2 before dying; there may be a short window of time (seconds/minutes) where they are able to survive in N2 long enough to make it out to low-N2 areas, rather like how we can hold our breath when diving underwater.(less) (hide spoiler)]
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
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 was expecting something equally blistering, earth shattering, marvelous ...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
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
Friends, let me tell you. Project Hail Mary is INCREDIBLE!
I finished it last night and I'm still floating around in zero gravity on that spaceship this morning.
Wow! This is one hell of a story and I would love to tell you more, but as per the publisher's request, my full review will be posted on the book's publication date.
Add this book to your to-read list, because you will not want to miss it. It's absolutely amazing. Both literally and figuratively out of this world!
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
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 of doing anything at first. ...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
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A Russian scientist named Irina Petrova.....
.....discovers that an arc of infrared radiation extends from the sun's North Pole to Venus, where it spreads out to the width of the planet.
Researchers learn that the arc, named the Petrova line, is getting brighter as the sun is getting dimmer, and if the phenomenon continues, it will soon result in a catas ...more
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“When I’m stressed out, I revert to imperial units. It’s hard to be an American, okay?”
Confession time: this is my first time reading Weir’s books and I did not know what to expect. I did not read The Martian (I did not watch it either and I have nothing to say in my defense) and I did not read Artemis. I am not the biggest fan of sci-fi novels but I ...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
I had a major book hangover after finishing Project Hail Mary, and I do believe this took over as my favorite book of all time. That award went to Andy Weir’s The Martian these past few years... until now.
This book was definitely my most anticipated read for 2021, and not only was it every thing I hoped it would be, it seriously blew my socks off.
Ryland Grac ...more
It surprised me and even made me cry. As always Andy's signature self-deprecating humor brings levity just when you need it. Plus I learned lots of science minutiae - which grounds the story and makes it believable - that suddenly feels super important and makes me wonder what other critical knowledge I've jettisoned given easy internet access.
There's so much more I want to say and ask Andy about this. How ...more
Thanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of Project Hail Mary for review consideration. This did not influence my thoughts or opinions.
Project Hail Mary is The Martian turned up to 11. This is Weir’s best novel to date, and that is certainly saying something when the same author wrote one of the best science fiction novels (and debuts) of all-time just under a decade ago.
Liked Mark Watney? You’ll love Ryland Grace.
So, I loved The Martian. I thought it was one ...more
If you have read any of the authors books you know his signature style is to have stories that incorporate a lot of plausible sounding science to backup the storyline.
I have to say this was a huge improvement on my experience with Artemis but not quite as gripping as The Martian. So this one falls in between these two.
I do think there were a few sections of redundant sciency over-explanation just for the sake of it. Like a smart geeky guy telling a story and tripping it up a little with ...more
Confession time: I’ve never actually read The Martian. I heard so many people raving about it, and I saw the movie, but once I’d seen the movie I didn’t really feel any urge to read the book. I’m rethinking that decision now, just because I loved Project Hail Mary so much.
Project Hail Mary has a more speculative premise than the Martian, but still grounded heavily in science, without getting too opaquely technical and hard for t ...more
Overall rating : 5*
Writing skill : 5*
Characters : 5*
I need to write this review now. Before my bf kills me for continuing to talk to him about it. I said to him last night there's no point reading anything else because it wont get better than this. And of course I will continue to read through this mighty book hangover but its sa ...more
I hesitate to say too much because I so enjoyed being surprised by ...more
Our main protagonist awakes far far from home, with only the dead for company and a distinct inability to remember what the heck he is doing there. Add to that he’s about to face a first contact sit ...more
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