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.
Returning to the heady mix of science and humour that defined “The Martian” Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary is an absolute joy to read, with equal amounts of laughing out loud and hanging from the edge of a reading cliff…extremely entertaining and despite it’s science fiction scenario highly believable.
Our main protagonist awakes far far from home, with only the dead for company and a distinct inability to remember what the heck he is doing there. Add to that he’s about to face a first contact situation and no idea whether they be friend or foe…
That’s where we start and from then on it’s a wild ride towards life or death, with the kind of page turning quality that only comes when you are reading a writer who can intelligently entertain an audience with a pitch perfect mix of story and emotion.
Science Teacher saves the world is such a brilliant concept, assuming he can pull himself together, executed in cleverly insightful style, never predictable and oh the ending, it’ll just leave you…ok well you’ll have to wait and see.
Loved it. Every minute. Highly HIGHLY recommended.