Skip to main content
PBS logo
Want fewer ads?

Search - Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary
Project Hail Mary
Author: Andy Weir
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 be...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781529100624
ISBN-10: 1529100623
Publication Date: 5/4/2021
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 116
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

cyndij avatar reviewed Project Hail Mary on + 1016 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wheeee it's "The Martian" in a different solar system and he has to save the world! Weir does this so well - his self-deprecating almost genius hero, telling us everything we need to know while he mcgyvers another solution to a deadly problem. It's so much fun even if most of the science does go over my head, but I know Weir won't pull a fast one on me so whatever it is, he's worked it out so it's plausible. At first I wasn't thrilled with the memory loss thing, but it allows for flashbacks that give Grace his memory back while illuminating an issue he's dealing with during that moment. Rocky is great (I guess that's not a spoiler). Loved the ending too - there were things I really did not want to know, and that worked out just perfectly. Great SF with a plot that doesn't take itself too seriously but isn't meant to be a comedy either.
virgosun avatar reviewed Project Hail Mary on + 882 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I think this is my favorite of the three Weir has written so far, and I really liked The Martian and Artemis. As before, I may have tripped over the scientific theories and jargon here and there, but in no way did it detract from the sheer enjoyment of the original plot. A lone survivor of a suicide mission dealing with alien life forms? Yes! Loved the friendship building between Grace and Rocky. Even the flashbacks didn't interrupt the flow; in fact, they lent insight into the events that led up to Grace's current situation. It's fantastic. I don't know how Weir comes up with this stuff, but I sure hope he keeps them coming. A must read! 4.5 stars.
Read All 3 Book Reviews of "Project Hail Mary"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

njmom3 avatar reviewed Project Hail Mary on + 1332 more book reviews
The Martian by Andy Weir was science-y, geeky, irreverent, and a whole lot of fun. Artemis was a little less geeky, a little more about politic and greed, still fun, but without the intensity of The Martian. While Project Hail Mary does not live up to the intensity and humor of The Martian, it does provide an entertaining read and an important reminder that we are all ultimately one world.

Read my complete review at

Reviewed for NetGalley.


Want fewer ads?