The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel

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After suffering the initial catastrophic effects of a massive meteor slamming into the Atlantic Ocean, in //The Calculating Stars//, the International Aerospace Coalition now has a base on the moon and has a regular shuttle service to and from the Earth. With things set to get worse and worse as the years pass on Earth, eyes now turn to colonizing Mars.

Lady Astronaut Elma York life is going well with a prestigious job shuttling dignitaries between Earth and the moon.

There is a part of her that would love to go to Mars, but there is another part that knows she would be separate from her husband for years. York decides to join the mission but struggles with the journey’s trials and tribulations, and her crewmates.

Just as with The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal does a fantastic job. York remains a woman in a man’s world and nothing is ever easy, and the parallels with today’s world a half-century later are undeniable. The author skillfully continues to develop the character with her life and her Jewish culture and faith. At the satisfying conclusion, the reader is eager for more.


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Author Mary Robinette Kowal
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Tor Books
Publish Date 2018-Aug-21
ISBN 9780765398949
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Issue January 2019
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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