I am Andy Weir, author of The Martian, and my new book Project Hail Mary, is out now. AMA!

Hi, I'm Andy Weir. You might know me as the guy who wrote “The Martian” and “Artemis.” And now I’m also the guy who wrote “Project Hail Mary.”

Spoiler warning! There might be some spoilers for “Project Hail Mary” here, so proceed with caution or come back after you’ve finished. If we didn’t get to your question, you can email me and I’ll get back to you.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/axpztoxt3a171.jpg

Ask away!

More info about PHM: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/611060/project-hail-mary-by-andy-weir/

EDIT: All done, folks. Thanks so much for your questions and remember I answer all emails from fans. Feel free to ping me at [email protected] :)

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If you liked The Martian, you should read Project Hail Mary

Andy Weir had a smash success with his first novel, The Martian. While it probably didn't have a lot of pure literary merit, it was unabashedly geeky, thrilling, fun and entirely deserving of all the accolades and the impact it made on the current sci-fi landscape.

His next novel, Artemis, magnified all the faults of the first while retaining none of the charm. Attempts to write a more complex plot left it a heavy, jumbled mess. The lack of real characters or character development in The Martian was excusable. In Artemis all attempts at it were forced and cringey. The science and long technical explanations went from seamlessly driving the narrative in The Martian to hampering it to the extent where you get actively frustrated by them. In short – nothing worked.

Project Hail Mary is, in a sense, a return to the author's roots. Like in The Martian, the protagonist is a genius and witty scientist caught alone in a bad situation who must use his knowledge to fix things. The stakes are a lot higher. Instead of Mars, this time he is on a spaceship far away from Earth. Instead of saving just himself this time all of humanity is on the line. Oh and he has amnesia, so isn't able to remember the ship, his mission or even his own name.

What follows is a saga of exploration, trial and error, mess ups, fixes, near deaths etc. as he inches closer to his goal. It's The Martian on steroids, and the author makes no excuses for it.

Some of the author's faults still stood this time around. I'm putting some of them in spoiler tags to be safe, but they aren't really spoilers so read them if you'd like.

  • At 500 pages, it is a bit of a slog. There are a lot of repetitive parts and could have been easily edited down another 100 pages at least.
  • I found it harder to excuse the juvenile writing this time around considering the author is on his third bestselling novel. There is so much wrong with pacing, narrative structure, characters, exposition etc. that "yeah, science!" won't magically fix.
  • The science stuff – >!While the scientific explanations and overall plot in The Martian made some amount of sense, Project Hail Mary makes you take one too many massive leaps of logic. That isn't a deal breaker for a sci-fi book by any means, but the author's writing style emphasizes the "science" side while giving you a story which would fit better in The Expanse.!<
  • The protagonist – >!For both better and worse, the protagonist is Mark Watney 2.0. He is a genius at eve
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🚨🚨🚨 ATTENTION ALL APES: STOP TRYING TO GET THE SEC INVOLVED!!! THIS IS CITADEL’S LAST HAIL MARY!!! THEY WANT US TO TRY AND GET THE SEC INVOLVED!!! DO NOT FORM A COLLECTIVE, ALLS WE NEED TO DO IS BUY AND HOLD!!! 🚨🚨🚨

This is very important, any time you see a new ‘movement’ forming prompting you to take action, it’s most likely FUD. There’s google searches that are popping up with #yourmovesec and riots. They are trying to paint us as a bad guy collective so that they have an excuse to shut us down. At this point, government intervention is Citadel’s only way out. Don’t give them the excuse.

Mods need to see this. We hold the winning hand. All’s we need to do is buy and hold, it’s that simple.

BUY AND HOLD

DO NOT FORM A COLLECTIVE

STOP SPAMMING THE SEC

❤️ all you 🦧’s

AMC 💯K BABY!!! TO THE MOON!!! 🚀🚀🚀

Edit: Do you see our long whales (Blackrock, Fidelity, Vanguard) spamming the SEC? No, you don’t. We all need to be more like them. Our long whales are waiting PATIENTLY, and so should we. The pieces are all already in place. The only thing spamming the SEC does is put a spotlight on our collective ignorance and unprofessionalism. It puts a target on our back. Ever heard the saying loose lips sink ships?

One day, there will be a time to put a spotlight on all this manipulation and corruption. But today is not that day. They are looking for any excuse to shut this down and blame retail, and online movements like this can be weaponized against us. Don’t load the gun for them. We can beat them at their own game. They made the rules.

Remember: ALL SHORTS MUST COVER.

Oh and don’t forget: BUY AND HOLD!!!

We’ve already won.

Enjoy the weekend my fellow apes 🦧❤️

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Audible “ad” during playback in Hail Mary book

9 hours into the new book Hail Mary and when I restarted playback on my headphones after sitting in a dr office, I get an unskippable “ad” reminding me that I have a credit I can spend in the store.

When did this crap start and where do I turn it off. I buy books I don’t need your bullshit “helpful reminder” in the middle of my book, you already screwed up the app playback screen and now I’m getting audible “ads” in the form of helpful reminders. In the MIDDLE OF THE DAMN BOOK that I’ve paid good money for.

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Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

While we wait for the inevitable S6 and the final book, I highly recommend the latest book from Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary.

It's a book set in the near future with an intriguing extraterrestrial life mysteriously threatening the solar system. Basically if you love The Expanse and The Martian, then this book will be a blast.

https://www.amazon.com/Project-Hail-Mary/dp/B08GB58KD5/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=project+hail+mary&qid=1621401230&sprefix=proje&sr=8-1

https://reddit.com/r/scifi/comments/ndyd74/couldnt_be_more_pleased_with_project_hail_mary_by/

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