The Martian author pens new novel

The Martian author Andy Weir will publish a new novel, also be set in space, next spring.

Project Hail Mary is about “a lone astronaut [who] awakens to find himself on a ship deep in space, his crewmates dead and his memories missing. All he knows is that he alone must now complete a desperate, last-chance mission to save the Earth from disaster.”

Speaking about the book, Weir said “I really cannot wait to get this one in people’s hands. It’s hitting a lot of those notes that people responded to with The Martian—but I also went for it in a big way with the science and the speculative aspects, and it took the story in some crazy and exciting new places.”

The film rights to the book have already been sold, with Ryan Gosling set to star at the film’s lead character and with Phil Lord and Chris Miller set to direct.

The book will be published in on 4th May, which I’m sure is just a coincidence…

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