The Fated Sky

The Fated Sky

The Fated Sky continued the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. It is 1961, and the International Aerospace Coalition has established a colony on the moon. Elma York, the noted Lady Astronaut, is working on rotation, flying shuttles on the moon and returning regularly to Earth. But humanity must get a foothold on Mars. The first exploratory miss The Fated Sky continued the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. It is 1961, and the Intern...

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Title:The Fated Sky
Author:Mary Robinette Kowal
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Fated Sky
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Fated Sky Reviews

  • Valeria
    Jul 25, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

  • Sarah
    Dec 07, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

    In the continuing saga of Mad Men in Space, the Lady Astronaut goes to Mars and this time, learns about...racism! Mary Robinette Kowal continues to do a fantastic job with the audio narration which gives it a very radio play-esque feel. Some real-life NASA heroes make throwaway appeara...

    4.5 Stars This is one of the few instances where the follow up novel was even better than the first book in the series. While I enjoyed the Calculating Stars, I preferred this second novel because it focused more on the science fiction future than the historical aspects of the plot. O...

    The Martian told first person female with less science and more humanity. We will bring our baggage with us into space, whether we go there voluntarily or are driven there by a meteorite strike as happens here, but we will power through those problems and we will survive. Definitely co...

    If it feels like just yesterday that I read The Calculating Stars , that?s because it practically was! I seldom read sequels so close together, but once in a while I manage to buy them at the same time. In this case, I rushed out and bought The Fated Sky the weekend after I finished...

    An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. I'm happy to say that I was utterly blown away with The Lady Astronaut series. This is an alternate history series that covers multiple topics that were issues in the early 60's and are issues today, including but not limit...

    I really liked this book. The characters feel real and tangible, as in the previous book; I was looking forward to seeing how some relationships would develop, and I wasn't at all disappointed. The science part is enjoyable and well balanced in the story, as in the previous book; you ...

    I rarely read series and I rarely read two books in a row by the same author, but having just read the Calculating Stars, I promptly got hold of a copy of the Fated Sky and devoured it. Stayed up until 1 am reading. I loved the realistic life-in-space details like the shifting location...

  • Aidan
    Aug 03, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

  • Ben Babcock
    Jan 15, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

    In the continuing saga of Mad Men in Space, the Lady Astronaut goes to Mars and this time, learns about...racism! Mary Robinette Kowal continues to do a fantastic job with the audio narration which gives it a very radio play-esque feel. Some real-life NASA heroes make throwaway appeara...

    4.5 Stars This is one of the few instances where the follow up novel was even better than the first book in the series. While I enjoyed the Calculating Stars, I preferred this second novel because it focused more on the science fiction future than the historical aspects of the plot. O...

    The Martian told first person female with less science and more humanity. We will bring our baggage with us into space, whether we go there voluntarily or are driven there by a meteorite strike as happens here, but we will power through those problems and we will survive. Definitely co...

    If it feels like just yesterday that I read The Calculating Stars , that?s because it practically was! I seldom read sequels so close together, but once in a while I manage to buy them at the same time. In this case, I rushed out and bought The Fated Sky the weekend after I finished...

  • Ron
    Jan 16, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

  • Dana Stabenow
    Nov 11, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

    In the continuing saga of Mad Men in Space, the Lady Astronaut goes to Mars and this time, learns about...racism! Mary Robinette Kowal continues to do a fantastic job with the audio narration which gives it a very radio play-esque feel. Some real-life NASA heroes make throwaway appeara...

    4.5 Stars This is one of the few instances where the follow up novel was even better than the first book in the series. While I enjoyed the Calculating Stars, I preferred this second novel because it focused more on the science fiction future than the historical aspects of the plot. O...

    The Martian told first person female with less science and more humanity. We will bring our baggage with us into space, whether we go there voluntarily or are driven there by a meteorite strike as happens here, but we will power through those problems and we will survive. Definitely co...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Aug 30, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

  • Brandon Sanderson
    Aug 31, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

  • Trish
    Aug 22, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

  • Leseparatist
    Feb 26, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

  • Richard Derus
    Oct 10, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

  • Bradley
    Aug 21, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

  • Gabrielle
    Dec 13, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Mar 04, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

    In the continuing saga of Mad Men in Space, the Lady Astronaut goes to Mars and this time, learns about...racism! Mary Robinette Kowal continues to do a fantastic job with the audio narration which gives it a very radio play-esque feel. Some real-life NASA heroes make throwaway appeara...

    4.5 Stars This is one of the few instances where the follow up novel was even better than the first book in the series. While I enjoyed the Calculating Stars, I preferred this second novel because it focused more on the science fiction future than the historical aspects of the plot. O...

  • Stephen Richter
    May 01, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

  • Pujashree
    Mar 25, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

    In the continuing saga of Mad Men in Space, the Lady Astronaut goes to Mars and this time, learns about...racism! Mary Robinette Kowal continues to do a fantastic job with the audio narration which gives it a very radio play-esque feel. Some real-life NASA heroes make throwaway appeara...

  • Beth Cato
    Dec 29, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

  • Lisa
    May 06, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

  • Lindsay
    Jul 12, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

  • Rob
    Oct 27, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

  • Lata
    Sep 29, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Aug 14, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

  • Allison Hurd
    Sep 25, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

  • Jenny  Baker
    Dec 01, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

  • Kaitlin
    Dec 28, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

  • Robyn
    Aug 27, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

  • Liz Orange
    Jul 09, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

    In the continuing saga of Mad Men in Space, the Lady Astronaut goes to Mars and this time, learns about...racism! Mary Robinette Kowal continues to do a fantastic job with the audio narration which gives it a very radio play-esque feel. Some real-life NASA heroes make throwaway appeara...

    4.5 Stars This is one of the few instances where the follow up novel was even better than the first book in the series. While I enjoyed the Calculating Stars, I preferred this second novel because it focused more on the science fiction future than the historical aspects of the plot. O...

    The Martian told first person female with less science and more humanity. We will bring our baggage with us into space, whether we go there voluntarily or are driven there by a meteorite strike as happens here, but we will power through those problems and we will survive. Definitely co...

    If it feels like just yesterday that I read The Calculating Stars , that?s because it practically was! I seldom read sequels so close together, but once in a while I manage to buy them at the same time. In this case, I rushed out and bought The Fated Sky the weekend after I finished...

    An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. I'm happy to say that I was utterly blown away with The Lady Astronaut series. This is an alternate history series that covers multiple topics that were issues in the early 60's and are issues today, including but not limit...

  • Sarah
    Sep 30, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

  • The Captain
    Dec 18, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

    In the continuing saga of Mad Men in Space, the Lady Astronaut goes to Mars and this time, learns about...racism! Mary Robinette Kowal continues to do a fantastic job with the audio narration which gives it a very radio play-esque feel. Some real-life NASA heroes make throwaway appeara...

    4.5 Stars This is one of the few instances where the follow up novel was even better than the first book in the series. While I enjoyed the Calculating Stars, I preferred this second novel because it focused more on the science fiction future than the historical aspects of the plot. O...

    The Martian told first person female with less science and more humanity. We will bring our baggage with us into space, whether we go there voluntarily or are driven there by a meteorite strike as happens here, but we will power through those problems and we will survive. Definitely co...

    If it feels like just yesterday that I read The Calculating Stars , that?s because it practically was! I seldom read sequels so close together, but once in a while I manage to buy them at the same time. In this case, I rushed out and bought The Fated Sky the weekend after I finished...

    An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. I'm happy to say that I was utterly blown away with The Lady Astronaut series. This is an alternate history series that covers multiple topics that were issues in the early 60's and are issues today, including but not limit...

    I really liked this book. The characters feel real and tangible, as in the previous book; I was looking forward to seeing how some relationships would develop, and I wasn't at all disappointed. The science part is enjoyable and well balanced in the story, as in the previous book; you ...

    I rarely read series and I rarely read two books in a row by the same author, but having just read the Calculating Stars, I promptly got hold of a copy of the Fated Sky and devoured it. Stayed up until 1 am reading. I loved the realistic life-in-space details like the shifting location...

    Ahoy there me mateys! Me first read of 2018 was a novelette called the lady astronaut of mars. I had gotten it from the library only to be surprised that it was only 19 pages! I expected it to be a full length novel. But the story was absolutely wonderful and so this year I wanted to r...

  • Francesca
    Aug 24, 2018

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, and so was excited for the release of the sequel, The Fated Sky. As I suspected it might be, it was that kind of book. You know, that kind of book where you start reading at midnight, knowing full well that this is ...

    The worldbuilding aspect deserves mention because this is a full continuation of all the events in the previous novel, one where a meteorite destroys a good portion of the United States and where the nineteen-sixties become a backdrop for a big push off the planet due to rampant heatin...

    This is the second book in the Lady Astronaut duology (my review for the first installment can be read *here*) and thus continuing as well as concluding the story of Elma and her quest to get to Mars in order to save humanity from the consequences of a meteorite strike that hit Earth a...

    Okay...that was cute. I thought Calculating Stars was sweet, and I cheered for our heroine. But this one works much better as a book, I think. More action, more adversity, more emotion...it lacked a few of the charms of the first book, but I found it more powerfully written. CONTENT...

    Elma York is probably my favorite character that I encountered in my 2018 readings, first in the short story ?The Lady Astronaut of Mars?(https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and then in "The Calculating Stars? (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...). I couldn?t let th...

    Again this was a very enjoyable read much like the first book in the series but this one seemed to have higher stakes right from the start. We follow the same cast of characters, namely the Lady Astronaut, as she is blasted into Space on a mission to Mars. It's the first mission there ...

    I actually finished this a few days ago, but wanted to reflect on it a bit before writing this review. I was a little disappointed with this after The Calculating Stars, and at the time I couldn?t quite put my finger on what it might be. First things first- plot summary: Elma goes...

    My long awaited sequel of The Calculating stars (review here) turned out to be just as amazing as the first book! After closing the last page, I was just as devastated as the first time round that I have to leave the world of this story. The Lady Astronaut books remain the kind of ...

    Continuing on from one of the best books I've read this year (The Calculating Stars), we have ... one of the best books I've read this year. Events have moved on from the first mission to the Moon and on to planning for Mars. Elma Wexler is spending half her year living on the moon ...

    The more novels I read from Ms. Kowal, the more I'm impressed with her writing, stories, and characters. Her endings always make my eyes water. She does a fantastic job narrating this series, so if you're planning to read this, I highly recommend the audiobook. ...

    Thirteen (13) w-bombs. THIRTEEN. And I still gave it all five stars. I am plumb wore out and need me some shut-eye. I'll be back tomorrow or something. ...

    And, we're off to Mars! This novel felt tighter and flowed better than book one. It's 1961, and humans have colonised the moon. Elma's been ferrying people back and forth between the moon and earth. NASA's been preparing, in the meantime, for a trip to Mars to investigate it for a fut...

    Executive Summary: I liked this book more than The Calculating Stars in some ways, and less in others. Audiobook: Ms. Kowal once again does a great job narrating her own book. She does all the little things that adds that element that makes doing the audio worth it. Full Review...

    Once again, Kowall has done a meticulous job with her research, creating a very believable and detailed portrait of a mission to Mars .... in the early 60?s. This didn?t make five stars merely because I was a bit put off by the jump forward in time and I was expecting a more concre...

    I enjoyed The Calculating Stars, but *devoured* The Fated Sky. Brilliant. ...

    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2019/0... The Fated Sky is set a number of years after the end of The Calculating Stars. A colony has been established on the moon, and they are working to develop a colony on Mars. I continue to really enjoy this series. ...

    I started on The Fated Sky the day after finishing the first book in the duology. Together, they are among my favorite reads for the year. In this alternate history, an impact off the American eastern seaboard in the early 1950s killed millions and is starting to cause radical shift...

    A strange experience - this felt like a five-star science-fiction novel that was very much weighed down by occasionally clunky 101 effort to be not just diverse in representation but didactic. (view spoiler)[ Its heart was in the right place, surely, but I found the queer characters' r...

    Enjoyable first person tale of a mission to the moon only set in the 1950s because disaster is the mother of all inventions, or at less I think that is how that saying goes. So, going in space with all the problematic 1950 social structures. That provided the character interaction with...

    I really adored this second installment of the Lady Astronaut series, and I wish there were more to come. I especially liked the interplay between Elma and Parker. I felt like they were both flawed characters (Parker flawed more than Elma) who came to understand, respect, and even appr...

    17 December 2014, Mary Robinette Kowal tweeted, "It's not about adding diversity for the sake of diversity, it's about subtracting homogeneity for the sake of realism." For me, The Fated Sky embodies this tweet in a powerfully refreshing way. The diverse cast of characters presented in...

    ?Because I?m a professional, I actually made it to the gravity toilet in the centrifugal ring before I threw up.? Hard science fiction with a heart. Kowal melds hard physics and space flight procedures with realistic conflicts of identity and personality. Even better than The...

    In the continuing saga of Mad Men in Space, the Lady Astronaut goes to Mars and this time, learns about...racism! Mary Robinette Kowal continues to do a fantastic job with the audio narration which gives it a very radio play-esque feel. Some real-life NASA heroes make throwaway appeara...

    4.5 Stars This is one of the few instances where the follow up novel was even better than the first book in the series. While I enjoyed the Calculating Stars, I preferred this second novel because it focused more on the science fiction future than the historical aspects of the plot. O...

    The Martian told first person female with less science and more humanity. We will bring our baggage with us into space, whether we go there voluntarily or are driven there by a meteorite strike as happens here, but we will power through those problems and we will survive. Definitely co...

    If it feels like just yesterday that I read The Calculating Stars , that?s because it practically was! I seldom read sequels so close together, but once in a while I manage to buy them at the same time. In this case, I rushed out and bought The Fated Sky the weekend after I finished...

    An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. I'm happy to say that I was utterly blown away with The Lady Astronaut series. This is an alternate history series that covers multiple topics that were issues in the early 60's and are issues today, including but not limit...

    I really liked this book. The characters feel real and tangible, as in the previous book; I was looking forward to seeing how some relationships would develop, and I wasn't at all disappointed. The science part is enjoyable and well balanced in the story, as in the previous book; you ...