The Fated Sky

The Fated Sky

Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there?s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic?but potentially very dangerous?mission? Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? And with the Civil Rights movement taking hold Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there?s a lot riding on whoever the Internation...

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Title:The Fated Sky
Author:Mary Robinette Kowal
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Fated Sky
ISBN13
9780765398949
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Carin
    Feb 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

    I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ?? I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ??? ...more ...

    I can't say too much about this book or I will give away spoilers for the first book, The Calculating Stars. Suffice it to say that I was sick as a dog but I stayed up until 1:00 AM to finish it. I was about to reluctantly put it down with about 40 pages left when Something Shocking Ha...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Liz
    Sep 19, 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

    I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ?? I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ??? ...more ...

    I can't say too much about this book or I will give away spoilers for the first book, The Calculating Stars. Suffice it to say that I was sick as a dog but I stayed up until 1:00 AM to finish it. I was about to reluctantly put it down with about 40 pages left when Something Shocking Ha...

    The second of Kowal?s ?Lady Astronaut? novels, The Fated Sky, takes up a few years after the first novel ends. Having made it to the Moon, and established the beginnings of a colony there, the next goal in the space program is Mars. The extreme climate changes triggered by the Me...

    4.5 stars The Lady Astronaut heads to Mars...but the road is bumpy and bleak. Elma York is tired of flying to the moon. She never thought she'd say it, but after four years of shuttle flights, she's exhausted of being a glorified bus driver. She wants to go to Mars. When the oppo...

    (Apparently ?a couple days? translates to ?more than a week? right now. I have no idea how I got so much reading done last October, because it is not happening this month.) I kind of want to give this 4* on principle, but I can?t make it happen. Sometimes, if it?s stri...

    This is the sequel to The Calculating Stars. I've read that the story was originally supposed to be all one book, but the author asked that it be split in two. This was an inspired decision, as I can't imagine trying to cram both stories into one book. Even the covers reflect the diffe...

    I had a hard time putting this book down (which, incidentally, might not be what one wants in a book on Yom Kippur night when one ought to be going to bed) and I feel like there's a lot to talk about in terms of what this book DOES and is trying to do and how I feel about it and Elma a...

  • Mike
    Sep 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

  • Marzie
    Aug 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

  • Leah Rachel
    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

  • Simone
    Sep 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Jolyn
    Aug 16, 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

    I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ?? I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ??? ...more ...

  • Billie
    May 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Carla Estruch
    Oct 17, 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Oct 17, 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

    I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ?? I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ??? ...more ...

    I can't say too much about this book or I will give away spoilers for the first book, The Calculating Stars. Suffice it to say that I was sick as a dog but I stayed up until 1:00 AM to finish it. I was about to reluctantly put it down with about 40 pages left when Something Shocking Ha...

    The second of Kowal?s ?Lady Astronaut? novels, The Fated Sky, takes up a few years after the first novel ends. Having made it to the Moon, and established the beginnings of a colony there, the next goal in the space program is Mars. The extreme climate changes triggered by the Me...

    4.5 stars The Lady Astronaut heads to Mars...but the road is bumpy and bleak. Elma York is tired of flying to the moon. She never thought she'd say it, but after four years of shuttle flights, she's exhausted of being a glorified bus driver. She wants to go to Mars. When the oppo...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Rana
    Sep 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Bonnie McDaniel
    Sep 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

    I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ?? I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ??? ...more ...

    I can't say too much about this book or I will give away spoilers for the first book, The Calculating Stars. Suffice it to say that I was sick as a dog but I stayed up until 1:00 AM to finish it. I was about to reluctantly put it down with about 40 pages left when Something Shocking Ha...

    The second of Kowal?s ?Lady Astronaut? novels, The Fated Sky, takes up a few years after the first novel ends. Having made it to the Moon, and established the beginnings of a colony there, the next goal in the space program is Mars. The extreme climate changes triggered by the Me...

    4.5 stars The Lady Astronaut heads to Mars...but the road is bumpy and bleak. Elma York is tired of flying to the moon. She never thought she'd say it, but after four years of shuttle flights, she's exhausted of being a glorified bus driver. She wants to go to Mars. When the oppo...

    (Apparently ?a couple days? translates to ?more than a week? right now. I have no idea how I got so much reading done last October, because it is not happening this month.) I kind of want to give this 4* on principle, but I can?t make it happen. Sometimes, if it?s stri...

    This is the sequel to The Calculating Stars. I've read that the story was originally supposed to be all one book, but the author asked that it be split in two. This was an inspired decision, as I can't imagine trying to cram both stories into one book. Even the covers reflect the diffe...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Morgan Dhu
    Oct 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

    I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ?? I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ??? ...more ...

    I can't say too much about this book or I will give away spoilers for the first book, The Calculating Stars. Suffice it to say that I was sick as a dog but I stayed up until 1:00 AM to finish it. I was about to reluctantly put it down with about 40 pages left when Something Shocking Ha...

    The second of Kowal?s ?Lady Astronaut? novels, The Fated Sky, takes up a few years after the first novel ends. Having made it to the Moon, and established the beginnings of a colony there, the next goal in the space program is Mars. The extreme climate changes triggered by the Me...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Kara
    Sep 26, 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

    I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ?? I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ??? ...more ...

    I can't say too much about this book or I will give away spoilers for the first book, The Calculating Stars. Suffice it to say that I was sick as a dog but I stayed up until 1:00 AM to finish it. I was about to reluctantly put it down with about 40 pages left when Something Shocking Ha...

    The second of Kowal?s ?Lady Astronaut? novels, The Fated Sky, takes up a few years after the first novel ends. Having made it to the Moon, and established the beginnings of a colony there, the next goal in the space program is Mars. The extreme climate changes triggered by the Me...

    4.5 stars The Lady Astronaut heads to Mars...but the road is bumpy and bleak. Elma York is tired of flying to the moon. She never thought she'd say it, but after four years of shuttle flights, she's exhausted of being a glorified bus driver. She wants to go to Mars. When the oppo...

    (Apparently ?a couple days? translates to ?more than a week? right now. I have no idea how I got so much reading done last October, because it is not happening this month.) I kind of want to give this 4* on principle, but I can?t make it happen. Sometimes, if it?s stri...

    This is the sequel to The Calculating Stars. I've read that the story was originally supposed to be all one book, but the author asked that it be split in two. This was an inspired decision, as I can't imagine trying to cram both stories into one book. Even the covers reflect the diffe...

    I had a hard time putting this book down (which, incidentally, might not be what one wants in a book on Yom Kippur night when one ought to be going to bed) and I feel like there's a lot to talk about in terms of what this book DOES and is trying to do and how I feel about it and Elma a...

    4.5 stars. This followup to The Calculating Stars has pretty much all of the things I liked in the first book: strong female characters, especially protagonist Dr. Elma York; Elma's healthy marriage with Nathaniel; a realistic depiction of period-accurate sexism and racism and how the ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Samantha (AK)
    Oct 16, 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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'm sorry this is done because I want more. I want to know about life on Mars. I want to see how Elma and Nathaniel's marriage changes in this new environment. I just want more. ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, one of the best books I've read this year. This is, in many ways, a more grueling book, and offers drama quite different from surviving a meteorite obliterating the East Coast of the US and the struggle to become a female astronaut....

    The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal is a very powerful sequel to The Calculating Stars, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I could spend this review talking about the aspects of the alternative history, tiny little alterations (other than the meteor from the first book) that changed ...

    The Fated Sky is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2018, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The first tells the story of Elma York, a test pilot and calculator, set against an alternate history where a meteor caused the planet to start a rushed path to human extinct...

    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as the first installment but a fitting finish to this two-novel series. ...

    When does the movie come out? I need this as a movie. Please? ...

    I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ?? I wish there were more Lady Astronaut books!! I loved it! ? ??? ...more ...

    I can't say too much about this book or I will give away spoilers for the first book, The Calculating Stars. Suffice it to say that I was sick as a dog but I stayed up until 1:00 AM to finish it. I was about to reluctantly put it down with about 40 pages left when Something Shocking Ha...

    The second of Kowal?s ?Lady Astronaut? novels, The Fated Sky, takes up a few years after the first novel ends. Having made it to the Moon, and established the beginnings of a colony there, the next goal in the space program is Mars. The extreme climate changes triggered by the Me...

    4.5 stars The Lady Astronaut heads to Mars...but the road is bumpy and bleak. Elma York is tired of flying to the moon. She never thought she'd say it, but after four years of shuttle flights, she's exhausted of being a glorified bus driver. She wants to go to Mars. When the oppo...

    (Apparently ?a couple days? translates to ?more than a week? right now. I have no idea how I got so much reading done last October, because it is not happening this month.) I kind of want to give this 4* on principle, but I can?t make it happen. Sometimes, if it?s stri...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    La bonitez... En Marte. Más o menos. ...

    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 ...