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From Here to Mars

The Fated Sky  (Lady Astronaut, volume 2)

By Mary Robinette Kowal  

11 Oct, 2018

Miscellaneous Reviews


2018’s The Fated Sky is the second volume in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Lady Astronaut series. 

Earth is doomed … but not immediately. There is enough time to try to establish colonies on the other worlds of the Solar System, for a chosen few to survive catastrophe. But who, exactly, will qualify to be among the lucky handful to have a future? 

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Ages and Ages Hence

The Calculating Stars  (Lady Astronaut, volume 1)

By Mary Robinette Kowal  

12 Jul, 2018

Miscellaneous Reviews


The Calculating Stars is the first novel in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Lady Astronaut series1.

President Dewey’s Take That! to Communist Russia took the form of not one but three successful space launches. Dewey scarcely has time to revel in America’s success before a space rock obliterates Dewey, Washington DC, and everyone else within hundreds of miles of the impact point. 

Five hundred miles away, Elma York and her husband Nathaniel survive the impact and the immediate aftermath. Once the implications of the impact become clear, they realize that their survival — and the survival of the biosphere— may be strictly temporary. 

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