Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Better than The Martian or Artemis, more compelling and memorable, with much higher stakes. And, like The Martian, sure to be a hit movie. Ryland Grace wakes up alone on a small spaceship, with amnesia. Gradually he remembers his crewmates, and his mission, to save Earth from a dying sun by traveling to Tau Ceti and sending back a probe with the results of his experiments and discoveries. Unexpectedly, Ryland encounters Rocky, an engineer on a similar desperate mission. Then Ryland remembers that he’s on a one-way only journey. The science is pretty cool, and the ingenuity and perseverance of Ryland and Rocky are inspiring and occasionally funny. Hard to put down and impossible to forget, a science fiction novel to celebrate and share. Publication date is May 4.