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Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary (Hardcover, 2021, Ballantine Books) 4 stars

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission--and if he fails, humanity …

a very interesting setup leading to a trite and overly sentimental ending

3 stars

weir sets up an incredibly interesting story here, our protagonist is awakened in an unknown room staffed only by robots, he remembers nothing; amnesia is typically a pretty weak excuse to throw exposition at the reader, and that doesn't change here - although it makes the mystery of who he is more engaging so i'll give it a pass.

the mystery of who he is isn't actually overly complex for even a mildly engaged reader, so the first part of the book is spent willing him on to get to the interesting part.

then we actually get to the story, the sun is going out due to some unknown bacteria-like substance and our MC is trying to find a way to fix it. he's alone in space and has to figure out ways to not only survive but save earth.

interesting setup, but then we get the curveball. he isn't …