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The Calculating Stars

(2018)
(The second book in the Lady Astronaut series)
A novel by

 
 
Mary Robinette Kowal's science fiction debut, The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning Lady Astronaut of Mars.

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On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East Coast of the US, including Washington, DC. 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.

Genre: Science Fiction    

Praise for this book

"Simply enchanting...You're going to love this." - John Scalzi


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Used availability for Mary Robinette Kowal's The Calculating Stars

Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
ISBN: 0-7653-7838-8 / 978-0-7653-7838-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, , Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA