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The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal Online



The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1)

The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1)

  • Title: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1)
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  • ISBN : 9780765378385
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 431 pages


On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and require On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.Elma York s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can t go into space, too.Elma s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her


Author Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and her short story For Want of a Nail won the 2011 Hugo Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov s, and several Year s Best anthologies She is the author of




The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1) Reviews (31)

  • 3.75ish stars.Mary Robinette Kowal writes some incredible female characters And they re not stock strong female characters either, they re real In this case Elma is brilliant and capable, but doesn t go on a tirade overthrowing the 50s sexist patriarchy because Kowal wisely wanted to represen [..]

  • High recommend listening to this on audiobook It s excellent [..]

  • I ll go out on a limb here and be mightily surprised if this novel doesn t get nommed for Hugo out of this year s candidates It has all the right qualities, from good writing, exciting story, delicious premise, and timely application of hot topics and social issues.Huh Well, it s like an alternate r [..]

  • If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Opposable Thumbs The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal There is nothing to see but that vast blackness Intellectually, I know that we ve passed into the dark side of the Earth We slide into her shadow and then magic fills the sky T [..]

  • I haven t been this disappointed by a book in a long time I should learn not to get my hopes up so high, but this one really pulled the wool over my eyes It is a continuation of a story I did like I read the short story called novelette of Kowal s featuring the main character, Elma York It s [..]

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