Author Topic: Project Hail Mary  (Read 518 times)

Offline Peter B

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Project Hail Mary
« on: March 29, 2022, 10:07:16 AM »
Okay, so the book has been out for a while, and there's talk of the movie...

Who's read the book, what do you think of it, and how does it compare to "The Martian"?

And for the benefit of those who haven't read it, perhaps we can keep spoilers until the thread reaches page 2 (if it ever does)?

Offline LunarOrbit

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Re: Project Hail Mary
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2022, 10:28:57 AM »
I've been intending to read it... hopefully I'll get to it soon, or at least before the movie comes out.
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth.
I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth.
I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
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Offline Ranb

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Re: Project Hail Mary
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2022, 07:53:26 PM »
I've read it and enjoyed it.  It reminded me of Asimov's Nemesis in that it involves aliens, interplanetary travel and two timelines with one in the present day and the other timeline in the past but approaching the present.

Less funny than the Martian.
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Offline Count Zero

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Re: Project Hail Mary
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2022, 11:01:43 PM »
It's better than "Artemis", but not quite as good as "The Martian".  Like "the Martian", it has characters I cared about, and plenty of "oh sh!t" moments.  That reminds me:  The first-person narrator never cusses... except the one time he really means it.
I very thoroughly enjoyed the book and will read it again soon.
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