Welcome to my weekly segment, Waiting on Wednesday, where I look at upcoming books that I am planning to order and review in the next few months and which I think I will really enjoy. I run this segment in conjunction with the Can’t-Wait Wednesday meme that is currently running at Wishful Endings. Stay tuned to see reviews of these books when I get a copy of them. For this latest Waiting on Wednesday I take a look at the next intriguing novel from acclaimed author Andy Weir, Project Hail Mary, a book that has the potential to be one of the biggest science fiction releases of 2021.
Andy Weir is a fantastic bestselling author and self-professed space nerd who has written some amazing-sounding science fiction novels over the last couple of years, including Theft of Pride and Artemis. Weir is probably best known for his epic release, The Martian, which was later adapted into the major motion picture of the same name. Each of his main novels has an intriguing science fiction or space element to them, especially as the author focuses on the science and utilises it to great effect within the story.
Weir’s next big release will be Project Hail Mary, which will present an ambitious and exciting new science fiction tale set in the depths of space. Project Hail Mary, which is set for release in early May 2021, will apparently contain an excellent science fiction adventure with some intriguing mystery and thriller elements to it. I have already heard some great things about this book from some fellow reviewers and it sounds like is going to be an exceptional and impressive read.
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 crew mates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realises 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.