Project Hail Mary
By Andy Weir
What’s it about? When Ryland Grace wakes up to find himself in a small bunk with tubes attached to his body he is confused. He soon realizes that the two people in the bunks next to him are dead. He can’t remember who he is or why he is there, but he is definitely on a rocket ship hurtling through space. It slowly dawns on him that he is on a mission to save humanity and he is all alone. Now, if he can just remember what the mission entails…
What did it make me think about? Science, space, and what’s out there?
Should I read it? Andy Weir is such a unique talent. He takes complicated science and sprinkles it throughout his stories to make a novel that challenges and entertains. He is certainly making new science fiction fans everywhere. Anyone who enjoyed “The Martian” will love “Project Hail Mary”.
Quote- “I glanced at the pile of papers on a desk. The scientific community had moved into overdrive in a very unscientific way. Gone were the days of careful peer review and published articles. Astrophage research was a free-for-all where researchers posted their findings immediately and without proof. It lead to misunderstandings and mistakes, but we just didn’t have time to do things the right way.“