Andy Weir is able to launch his subsequent area journey and has a mission patch waiting for you if you happen to select to affix him.
The creator 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 “Challenge Hail Mary,” coming from Ballantine Books on Could four.
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 “Challenge Hail Mary” with their patrons. The primary 400 individuals to register for every occasion will obtain a signed copy of “Challenge Hail Mary” and a bonus proper out of the guide.
As “Challenge Hail Mary” opens, readers are launched to Ryland Grace, who has woke up to seek out himself on a spaceship and absent of all his recollections. As he explores the ship to be taught extra concerning 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 reveals a picture of a round crest. I believe it is most likely an idle display screen or one thing. If I contact it, that pc will get up. However that idle display screen may be essentially 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 title and ‘port of name’ for this vessel.
“I did not assume the ship got here from someplace aside from Earth, however okay. Anyway, I suppose I lastly know the title 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 “Challenge Hail Mary.”
As introduced on Thursday (March four) by Ballatine, the “Challenge Hail Mary” digital guide tour will embody 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 House Heart Houston in Houston, Texas
Extra details about every digital tour cease, together with ticket costs and tips on how to take part will probably be obtainable from every occasion host and from Weir’s website.
Whereas the Challenge Hail Mary mission patch is tailored from the guide, the design might 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.
“Challenge 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 change into a movie with Lord and Miller additionally connected to direct.