Penguin Random House: PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir “Takes Some Big Swings”

The publication of Andy Weir’s PROJECT HAIL MARY by Ballantine Books on Tuesday, May 4, has been celebrated with a wide-ranging profile in The New York Times, an interview on CBS Saturday Morning, and an exclusive book excerpt in USA Today. Andy Weir shares, “I’m so excited for PROJECT HAIL MARY to be hitting the shelves. In part, it’s definitely a return to MARTIAN territory for me, but I also took some big swings with the story, and I’m pretty sure readers will be surprised to see where it goes—pleasantly so, I hope! And there’s one particular character I really can’t wait for everyone to meet.”

PROJECT HAIL MARY is an interstellar adventure of discovery, speculation, and survival —while taking readers to places we never dreamed of going. 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.

Hurtling through space on a tiny ship, it’s up to this lone astronaut to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone. Or does he?

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