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The Calculating Stars : Mary Robinette Kowal
The Calculating Stars
Pages: 528
ISBN (Mobi): 9781786182166
ISBN (Epub): 9781786182166
ISBN (Print): 9781781087312
Digital Download Available in ePub & Mobi Formats
£5.99

Release date: 09 Apr 2019

WINNER OF THE HUGO, NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARDS

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
About The Author : Mary Robinette Kowal
Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo nominee for her story “Evil Robot Monkey.” Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year's Best anthologies. She is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010), the fantasy novel that Jane Austen might have written. Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She also records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. She is serving her second term as Secretary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Mary lives in Portland, OR with her husband Rob and eleven manual typewriters. Visit www.maryrobinettekowal.com.