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The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel by [Mary Robinette Kowal]
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Praise for The Calculating Stars

“This is what NASA never had, a heroine with attitude.”―The Wall Street Journal

“In The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal imagines an alternate history of spaceflight that reminds me of everything I loved about Hidden Figures.”―Cady Coleman, Astronaut

“The Lady Astronaut series might be set in an alternate past, but they’re cutting-edge SF novels that speak volumes about the present.”―The Verge

“Fans of [Hidden Figures] will definitely find something to like in this novel.”―SF Revu

“Readers will thrill to the story of this “lady astronaut” and eagerly anticipate the promised sequels.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Kowal’s book was revelatory for me, because here is a version of history where men eventually, finally, listen to women.”―Tor.com

“If you like: lady scientists and lady astronauts, space science, lovely romance, the historical fight for equality, if you read or watched Hidden Figures and loved it, if you watched the Netlfix’s documentary Mercury 13 (about the very real 13 women who underwent secret testing to become Astronauts in the 60s), please don’t miss this one.”―Kirkus

“A fine balance of integrating historical accuracy―including mid-twentieth-century sexism, racism, and technology―with speculative storytelling.”―Booklist

“Readers will be hooked.”―Library Journal

“Kowal has produced a novel that sheds light on how we can build a better future.”―Escapist Magazine

“I couldn’t put this paperback down, and I was mad at everything that kept me away from it.”―While Reading and Walking

“This is a book about fortitude, about preservation, and strength in the face of injustice, resilience as a flag against oppression and politics. Parts of this book makes me cry. I cry in rage, in defiance, in support, and in triumph.”―Utopia State of Mind

“An engrossing alternate history with a unique point of view, The Fated Sky dramatically demonstrates the technical problems with going to Mars―but the technical problems are the not the only ones. Never backing down from vital issues of race and gender, The Fated Sky confronts the human issues of space travel in a United States made increasingly desperate by a massive meteor strike. Plausible, convincing, and ultimately moving.”―Nancy Kress, author of the Hugo Award-winning "Yesterday's Kin"

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winning alternate history novel The Calculating Stars, the first book in the Lady Astronaut series which continues in 2020 withThe Relentless Moon. She is also the author of The Glamourist Histories series and Ghost Talkers and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, four Hugo awards, the Nebula and Locus awards. Her stories appear in Asimov’s, Uncanny, and several Year’s Best anthologies. Mary Robinette has also worked as a professional puppeteer, is a member of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses, and performs as a voice actor (SAG/AFTRA) recording fiction for authors including Seanan McGuire, Cory Doctorow, and Neal Stephenson. She lives in Nashville with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit her online at maryrobinettekowal.com. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 3295 KB
  • Print Length : 424 pages
  • Publication Date : July 3, 2018
  • Publisher : Tor Books (July 3, 2018)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • ASIN : B0756JH5R1
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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1.0 out of 5 stars Huge disappointment
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2019
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dull polemic badly disguised as science fiction
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Figures meet the Right Stuff
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but lacks sense of adventure
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4.0 out of 5 stars The 2019 Best Novel Hugo winner is a compelling mix of The Right Stuff & Hidden Figures
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