Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir

A fun, hard-science fiction read with equal doses of biology and physics. The novel has been picked up as a movie (starring Ryan Reynolds) which I have no idea how they are going to pull off. 

Wow. I’m sitting here in a spaceship in the Tau Ceti system waiting for the intelligent aliens I just met to continue our conversation…and I’m bored. Human beings have a remarkable ability to accept the abnormal and make it normal.

From the writer of The Martian.