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The Calculating Stars

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

 
 
Awards
Hugo Best Book
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
WINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL AWARD 2019. WINNER OF THE NEBULA BEST NOVEL AWARD 2019.

One woman. One mission. One chance to save the world.

It’s 1952, and the world as we know it is gone. A meteorite has destroyed Washington DC, triggering extinction-level global warming. To save humanity, the world unites to form the International Aerospace Coalition. Its mission: to colonise first the Moon, then Mars.

Elma York, World War Two pilot and mathematician, dreams of becoming an astronaut – but prejudice has kept her grounded. Now nothing – and no man – will stop her from reaching for the stars.

‘Kowal masters both science and historical accuracy in this alternate history adventure.’ – Andy Weir

“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

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


Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

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

"The Calculating Stars is a wonderful, scientifically accurate view of what might have been. Kowal masters both science and historical accuracy in this alternate history adventure." - Andy Weir


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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Calculating Stars: 1 (A Lady Astronaut Novel)
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
ISBN: 1-78108-731-8 / 978-1-78108-731-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: REBCA
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel (Lady Astronaut, 1)
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
ISBN: 0-7653-7838-8 / 978-0-7653-7838-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
ISBN: 1-72134-848-4 / 978-1-72134-848-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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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 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


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


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

April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Calculating Stars (The Lady Astronaut Book 1)
Author(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Solaris
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July 2018 : USA, Canada 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 CA