Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut, #1)The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Out of this world!

This book lands in "history" and "sf" for categories, since Robinette-Kowal does such an excellent job of weaving real history and experiences into her alt-history story of an early-50's international space program driven to give humanity a second chance. A meteor strike devastates the world - but leaves a legacy that will ruin humanity's future... unless they are able to establish human settlements on other planets.

The details of flight, history of WASP and human calculators is terrific - really unbeatable - I can't wait for the next installment.

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