An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship—nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork

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Andy Weir - Project Hail Mary

Weir’s latest is a page-turning interstellar thrill ride that follows a junior high school teacher–turned–reluctant astronaut at the center of a desperate mission to save humankind from a looming extinction event.

Ryland Grace was a once-promising molecular biologist who wrote a controversial academic paper contesting the assumption that life requires liquid water. Now disgraced, he works as a junior high science teacher in San Francisco. His previous theories, however, make him the perfect researcher for a multinational task force that's trying to understand how and why the sun is suddenly dimming at an alarming rate. A barely detectable line of light that rises from the sun’s north pole and curves toward Venus is inexplicably draining the star of power. According to scientists, an “instant ice age” is all but inevitable within a few decades. All the other stars in proximity to the sun seem to be suffering with the same affliction—except Tau Ceti. An unwilling last-minute replacement as part of a three-person mission heading to Tau Ceti in hopes of finding an answer, Ryland finds himself awakening from an induced coma on the spaceship with two dead crewmates and a spotty memory. With time running out for humankind, he discovers an alien spacecraft in the vicinity of his ship with a strange traveler on a similar quest. Although hard scientific speculation fuels the storyline, the real power lies in the many jaw-dropping plot twists, the relentless tension, and the extraordinary dynamic between Ryland and the alien (whom he nicknames Rocky because of its carapace of oxidized minerals and metallic alloy bones). Readers may find themselves consuming this emotionally intense and thematically profound novel in one stay-up-all-night-until-your-eyes-bleed sitting.

An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship—nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork."

 
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There were signed copies available to preorder on Waterstones but they've all gone for the moment. Forbidden Planet have some available for £13.



Also, I read today that Ryan Gosling is set to star in the movie adaptation. I'll find the link in a minute.
 
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The New York Times

"Andy Weir’s New Space Odyssey

A new novel from “The Martian” author is slightly more out there, but it still has plenty of particle physics.

Judging by the early accolades, “Project Hail Mary” seems to be resonating. A film adaptation from the producers and screenwriter who made “The Martian” is underway, with Ryan Gosling signed on to play Grace. A starred review in Kirkus called the novel “nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork.” Sci-fi and fantasy writers like Ernest Cline, Brandon Sanderson and George R.R. Martin have given Weir exuberant blurbs."

 
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from molecular biologist to junior high teacher to being snatched by a multinational due the theories that disgraced him in the first place that we are going to have an 'instant ice age' o_O
then discovers an alien he affectionately names 'rocky'.:crazy:
slightly more credible than the BGV punk rock stories:hammer:
 
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from molecular biologist to junior high teacher to being snatched by a multinational due the theories that disgraced him in the first place that we are going to have an 'instant ice age' o_O
then discovers an alien he affectionately names 'rocky'.:crazy:
slightly more credible than the BGV punk rock stories:hammer:

Spoiler alert! Maybe? As I haven't read it yet.

That Kirkus review states that Ryland Grace wrote an academic paper stating that life doesn't require water.

Androids don't require water to live.

He meets Rocky who has a "carapace of oxidized minerals and metallic alloy bones", which I hope means that Rocky is an android!
 
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androids dont require water to exist. or food. thats because androids dont exist:hammer:
just like the werewolf of london and zombies dont exist, however if they did exist
they would need water or they would shrivel up:crazy:
 
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androids dont require water to exist. or food. thats because androids dont exist:hammer:
just like the werewolf of london and zombies dont exist, however if they did exist
they would need water or they would shrivel up:crazy:

Androids do exist, but only in science fiction and the future.

The werewolves of London do exist. There's even a song about 'em!
 
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Can you have rocky the android and the high school teacher locate one of :handpointright::guardsman::handpointleft:
Killer talking comets before it blows us up? Forget about the dumb ice light line frog comets are much more serious😷
 
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I finished the novel this morning. Couldn't put it down. Has anyone else read it?
 

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