Hidden Figures meets The Right Stuff in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Hugo-award nominated Calculating Stars which is out in the UK today! Fans and critics everywhere have been raving about this this enthralling alternate history of the space race; and the ways in which it speaks to our present.
Set in an alternate version of the fifties, Kowal’s Calculating Stars follows Elma York, World War Two pilot and mathematician on as she fights against all odds to become the first lady astronaut — and to bring hope to a world verging on the edge of extinction.
Read on for more about the book and click the links below to get your copy now!
Mary Robinette Kowal
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.
PRAISE FOR THE CALCULATING STARS:
“This is what NASA never had, a heroine with attitude.”
The Wall Street Journal
“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
“The Calculating Stars is a wonderful, scientifically accurate view of what might have been. Kowal masters both science and historical accuracy in this alternate history adventure.”
“Hugely satisfying, as the women of the early space programme, in crucial roles but out of sight, at last take the spotlight they deserve… even if, in Kowal’s thoughtful alternate history, it takes the end of the world to bring it about.”