Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Project Hail Mary is the best new science fiction book I've read in years. Loved everything about it: the concepts, the plotting, the humour, the growing friendship between man and alien, the suspense, but most importantly, the emphasis on problem-solving to accomplish unprecedented feats of bravery and ingenuity. Andy Weir writes hard science fiction with a wonderfully human dimension, a combination even the giants of the genre have struggled to achieve. He makes it look so easy, but make no mistake, this is a brilliant novel.
The central friendship between Grace and Rocky is one for the ages.
I can't imagine a science fiction fan NOT enjoying this. Do yourself a favour and check it out on Amazon: