Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the historical fantasy novels Ghost Talkers and the five books in The Glamourist Histories series. She is also a multiple Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction has appeared in Uncanny, Tor.com, and Asimov's. Mary, a professional puppeteer, lives in Chicago with her husband Robert and over a dozen manual typewriters.
Praise for The Fated Sky An immersive world that will stay with the reader well past the final page. --Publishers Weekly, starred review 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 Readers will thrill to the story of this lady astronaut and eagerly anticipate the promised sequels. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) 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 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