The Calculating Stars

The Calculating Stars

Lady Astronaut Series, Book 1

eBook - 2018
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Mary Robinette Kowal's science fiction debut, The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning "Lady Astronaut of Mars." Hugo Finalist for Best NovelNebula Finalist for Best NovelLocus Trade Paperback Bestseller ListPublishers Weekly Best Books of 2018́”Science Fiction/FantasyWinner 2019 RUSA Reading List for Science Fictioń”American Library AssociationLocus 2018 Recommended Reading ListBuzzfeed́”17 Science-Fiction Novels By Women That Are Out Of This World Locus Bestseller ListChicago Review of Bookś”Top 10 Science Fiction Books of 2018Goodreadś”Most Popular Books Published in July 2018 (#66)The Vergé”12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels for July 2018 Unbound Worldś”Best SciFi and Fantasy Books of July 2018Den of Geeḱ”Best Science Fiction Books of June 2018Publishers Weeklý”Best SFF Books of 2018Omnivoraciouś”15 Highly Anticipated SFF Reads for Summer 2018Past Magaziné”Best Novels of 2018Bookriot́”Best Science Fiction Books of 2018The Library Thinǵ”Top Five Books of 2018On 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.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2018.
ISBN: 9781466861244
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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