Project Hail Mary, By Andy Weir--A Suckfest From The First Sentence

It's not often that I get to review two books in one day.


But if either of those books is written in present tense, that makes it easy.

It pains me to shelve Andy Weir with all of the other amateurs who don't know their craft. I really enjoyed The Martian and Artemis. I was really excited to try his latest novel.


But I couldn't read past the first page of Project Hail Mary. Because it's written in present tense. And according to our policy, we do not link to present tense fiction.


This means that I get to try another indie author. Hopefully one who understands that stories belong in past tense. I hope that Andy Weir learns that someday, also.


If you're looking for a good sci-fi story, check out any of our recent reviews of Michael Crichton. He's truly a master of his craft. Or better yet, check out Carried Away, Sparrow's pandemic thriller!


Do you have an opinion on present tense fiction? Have you read one that was so good that you can still recommend it to us? Share it in the comments below!

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