Summary

Project hail mary

The novel was turned into a movie of the same name, with Matt Damon starring as Mark Watney. The movie, directed by Ridley Scott, was released in 2015. The author says that he never had any doubts that his novel will be turned into a movie. He just needed 5 years to revise the book for it to be suitable for the screen.

The story of the book "Project hail mary" is completely independent of the story of "The Martian". To make readers understand that, Weir refers to the story of his second novel ("Artemis") in the prologue. The main story is about a group of people who are trying to save mankind from disaster.

The characters of the book

The main characters of the book "Project hail mary" are called Michael, Mary, and Frank. They are all astronauts. Mary is the only woman in the group. All three of them are very busy with their work, so they don't have the time to look after themselves.

Michael, for example, has grown so fat that he can no longer fit into the spacesuit. Mary has got a scar on her body because of her last space mission, so she can't go on another space mission. They all want to save the world, but they want to save themselves first.

Frank is the leader of the team. Michael and Mary are members of the group. They are the most experienced people in the group. They are good at what they do.

There are other people in the group, too. Their names are Nora, Adam, and Paula. They are all experienced astronauts. They also have a lot of experience of other kinds of work that is necessary for the successful completion of the mission.

Frank has a theory that a big asteroid will soon hit the Earth. Mary and Michael think that he is a dreamer who has been reading too many science fiction stories. But the real danger strikes. Frank's theory turns out to be right. He is right. And now they have to save the world.





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if you liked Project hail mary, The lincoln lawyer, and Into thin air.

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Quotes in Project hail mary

"There were bugs in the software."
"There were big bugs and little bugs, critical bugs and minor bugs. Most were fixed in the simulator back on Earth, but some weren't fixed until we were in space with no way to go back and fix them."
"Think of a sand castle a kid builds in a sand box. If a big wave moves in and destroys it, you don't blame the sand."
"How could a sand castle be sand?"
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