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Author Kowal, Mary Robinette, 1969- author.

Title The calculating stars / Mary Robinette Kowal.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates book, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    SF KOWAL,MAR    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 431 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series A Lady astronaut novel
Kowal, Mary Robinette, 1969- Lady Astronaut novels.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary On 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.
Subject Women astronauts -- Fiction.
Space colonies -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
ISBN 9780765378385 (trade paperback)
0765378388 (trade paperback)
9781466861244 (ebook)

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