A Night In with Andy Weir

A Night In with Andy Weir

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A Night In with Andy Weir

5 May 2021

To mark the publication of Project Hail Mary

Join Sunday Times bestselling author of The Martian, Andy Weir, to celebrate his new novel - part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival.

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission to save the earth - if he fails, humanity and planet itself will perish. Except that right now, he can’t remember that…

Ryland can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time and has just awakened to find himself on a space-craft millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

His crew mates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realises that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that's been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it's up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance.

In conversation for this virtual event, Andy will explore the vision behind his latest book and how his lifelong obsession with space and science has inspired his writing. He’ll also touch on how his career shifted from two decades as a software engineer to living out his dream of writing full-time, and what it felt like to have his first book adapted into a Hollywood blockbuster by Ridley Scott, and his second book bought by Ryan Gosling and MGM, with Gosling attached to star and produce.

Don’t miss this compelling and original event with one of the greatest science fiction writers working today.

‘Brilliantly funny and enjoyable. One of the most plausible science fiction books I’ve ever read’ Tim Peake

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