Review: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

I’m a huge fan of Andy Weir’s first book, The Martian, and his new book, Project Hail Mary, is even better. It’s fast-paced, fun, smart, and bold.

Project Hail Mary shares some themes with The Martian, namely Astronaut In Trouble and Science Saves The Day. The main character in both books is also charming, funny, geeky, and brilliant.

The math and science may be too much for some readers. I loved it, but my wife was totally uninterested. Here’s a measure you might use: if I say “high school physics” and you do not scream and run away, this book might be for you.

Recommendation: Read it! Read it now! I don’t want to say any more about the plot because that would ruin a few surprises for you.

2 thoughts on “Review: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

  1. (A) I just stumbled upon your website and am eager to explore it as I have been reading sci fi for 55 years (thank you to A Wrinkle In Time for a lifelong love of the genre). And
    (B) I just finished this book two days ago and would also highly recommend it. It’s a fantastic first contact story, and in it’s own weird way highly believable just because he explains all the math used. I just kept thinking “if I remembered more of my high school chemistry and physics classes, I would be able to follow along with all his calculations and know why this would work out exactly the way he describes.” It’s a really delightful addition to the storytelling.

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