What would you do if you woke up in a spaceship with no memory of who you are or why you were there?
That is the situation of Ryland Grace, the protagonist of Project Hail Mary, the new science fiction novel by Andy Weir, the author of The Martian. Grace is a high school teacher who becomes an astronaut for one reason: to save humanity from a threat that could wipe it out.
It turns out that the Sun is being eaten by alien microbes called astrophage, which consume its energy and cause global cooling on Earth. The only hope is to find a way to stop or destroy them, and for that you need to travel to another solar system where there is a star that seems to resist infection: Tau Ceti.
Grace is the only survivor of a suicide mission that aims to study the astrophage and discover its secret. But he is not alone: on his journey he will meet an unexpected ally, an alien being who also seeks to save his own world from astrophage. Together they will have to overcome the challenges of science, communication and trust to achieve their common goal.
Project Hail Mary is a novel full of humor, wit, and emotion, combining interstellar adventure with scientific rigor and creative speculation. If you liked The Martian, don't miss this story of discovery, survival, and friendship that will take you places you never dreamed of reaching.