The Resource The calculating stars
- The calculating stars
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- Mary Robinette Kowal
- trueJewish women
- Science fiction
- trueSpace colonies
- Space colonies -- Fiction
- trueSpace exploration
- trueWomen astronauts
- Women astronauts -- Fiction
- trueWomen pilots
- trueWomen's role
- trueSurvival (after disaster)
- trueClimate change
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- 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
- Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2019.
- Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
- Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 2019.
- Nebula Award for Best Novel, 2018.
- RUSA Reading List, 2019.
- Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, 2018.
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- Lady astronaut novels
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