Lady Astronaut

The Novels

The Calculating Stars

(Tor Books – July 3, 2018) Winner of the Hugo for Best Novel, Nebula for Best Novel, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel A meteor decimates the U.S. government and paves the way for a climate cataclysm that will eventually render the earth inhospitable to humanity. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated […]

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The Fated Sky

(Tor Books — August 21, 2018) 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, […]

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The Relentless Moon

Mary Robinette Kowal continues her Hugo and Nebula award-winning Lady Astronaut series, following The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky, with The Relentless Moon.

The Earth is coming to the boiling point as the climate disaster of the Meteor strike becomes more and more clear, but the political situation is already overheated. Riots and sabotage plague the space program. The IAC’s goal of getting as many people as possible off Earth before it becomes uninhabitable is being threatened.

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The Short Stories

“We Interrupt This Broadcast”

“Articulated Restraint”

“The Phobos Experience” – in Fantasy & Science Fiction July 2018

“Amara’s Giraffe”

“Rockets Red”

“The Lady Astronaut of Mars”



The Calculating Stars Book Club

Bibliography – i.e. What books I used for my research

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