Andy Weir is able to launch his subsequent area journey and has a mission patch waiting for you when you select to hitch him.
The writer of the 2014 bestseller “The Martian,” which was tailored into the hit Ridley Scott feature film starring Matt Damon, is now again with one other story of discovery, hypothesis and survival in “Undertaking Hail Mary,” coming from Ballantine Books on Could 4.
To advertise the upcoming launch, Weir will participate in a six-“cease” digital guide tour, partnering with guide shops and museums throughout the nation to share “Undertaking Hail Mary” with their patrons. The primary 400 folks to register for every occasion will obtain a signed copy of “Undertaking Hail Mary” and a bonus proper out of the guide.
As “Undertaking Hail Mary” opens, readers are launched to Ryland Grace, who has woke up to search out himself on a spaceship and absent of all his recollections. As he explores the ship to be taught extra in regards to the mission he’s on, Grace comes throughout a visible clue.
“I acquaint myself with the million different screens within the little room. Most of them have one thing to say, however one in every of them simply exhibits a picture of a round crest. I feel it is in all probability an idle display or one thing. If I contact it, that laptop will get up. However that idle display is perhaps probably the most informative factor in right here.
“It is a mission crest. I’ve seen sufficient NASA documentaries to know one once I see one. The round crest has an outer ring of blue with white textual content. The textual content reads HAIL MARY throughout the highest and EARTH throughout the underside. The identify and ‘port of name’ for this vessel.
“I did not suppose the ship got here from someplace aside from Earth, however okay. Anyway, I assume I lastly know the identify of this ship I am on.
“I am aboard the Hail Mary.”
Excerpt from PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir, copyright 2021 © by Andy Weir. Utilized by permission of Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random Home, a division of Penguin Random Home. No a part of this excerpt could also be reproduced or reprinted with out permission in writing from the writer.
The identical mission crest, made actual as an embroidered patch, will include every signed copy of “Undertaking Hail Mary.”
As introduced on Thursday (March 4) by Ballatine, the “Undertaking Hail Mary” digital guide tour will embrace the next occasions:
- Could Four with Mysterious Galaxy in partnership with Fleet Science Heart in San Diego, California
- Could 6 with Barnes & Noble
- Could 10 with Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
- Could 11 with Third Place Books in Seattle, Washington
- Could 12 with Neighborhood Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York
- Could 13 with Area Heart Houston in Houston, Texas
Extra details about every digital tour cease, together with ticket costs and the best way to take part will likely be accessible from every occasion host and from Weir’s website.
Whereas the Undertaking Hail Mary mission patch is customized from the guide, the design may sometime additionally seem in a future film starring Ryan Gosling (“First Man,” “Blade Runner 2049”). MGM acquired the rights to the guide for the actor and has introduced aboard Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Lego Film”) to direct.
“Undertaking Hail Mary” is Weir’s third guide. After “The Martian,” he wrote the 2017 near-future lunar colony caper “Artemis,” which was optioned by 20th Century Fox and New Regency to turn out to be a movie with Lord and Miller additionally hooked up to direct.