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Fated Sky (#2 Lady Astronaut)

Mary Robinette Kowal

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Tor U.K.
28 August 2018
Science fiction; Sci-Fi Alternate History; Aliens; Military; Space Exploration; Hard Science Fiction
Series: Lady Astronaut
Continuing the grand sweep of alternate history laid out in The Calculating Stars, The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well-established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but could the International Aerospace Coalition ever stand the thought of putting a woman on such a potentially dangerous mission? Could Elma knowingly take the place of other astronauts who have been overlooked because of their race? And could she really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family? This gripping look at the real conflicts behind a fantastical space race will put a new spin on our visions of what might have been.
By:   Mary Robinette Kowal
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   328g
ISBN:   9780765398949
ISBN 10:   076539894X
Series:   Lady Astronaut
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   28 August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Fated Sky (#2 Lady Astronaut)

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


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