Martian, Artemis, and Mary…fun times!

One thing I love to do is talk about books that are upcoming! Books that I can’t wait for. As a reviewer, I get to learn about books months in advance, sometimes upwards of over a year. That is a long time to wait for a book that I feel is going to be an exciting read. Today, there is one book in particular that I want to share with you but first let’s get a few things out in the open.

The Martian by Andy Weir

I think everyone has heard of this book, or seen the movie, and then realized it was at first  – a book. If you didn’t know, well, The Martian by Andy Weir was a book before it was ever a movie (insider tip – this happens a lot). Yes, this book took the world by storm and then there was a second book and everyone had such high hopes….

Artemis by Andy Weir

Cue deflating noises… Artemis by Andy Weir was not even in the same stratosphere as the Martian and, like some of you, I own the book that I might never read again. Sigh. It was not a total loss and I really geeked out about a few points in the story but the main character was what really brought the story down for me. I didn’t like her at first, then I started to warm to her a little, but let’s face it she was no Mark Watney. If you haven’t read this book, then get a copy, read it, and you can come back and agree with me. Ha ha, kidding (or am I?). Well, you can always check out my REVIEW and learn more about Artemis.

Okay, okay, as you can guess, I am leading up to something and here it is:

Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian–while taking us to places it never dreamed of going. 

Project Hail Mary by 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 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 crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes 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.

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Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir is releasing into the world on Tuesday May 04, 2021 and like the rest of you, I am going to have to either borrow or purchase my copy. Mr. Weir’s work is at such a level that to get a copy you have to click the wish for it option on Netgalley and cross your fingers. Like wishing on a star.

Despite not having early access myself, the early reviews that are coming out for Project Hail Mary are outstanding. I am hopeful that character, Ryland Grace, makes a crazy successful pass at living up to our Mark Watney type expectations. What about you? Is this a book you are interested in or are you calling this a hard pass?



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