The Fated Sky

The Fated Sky

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"On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity t520 take part in the process"--
"The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well-established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. 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 all over Earth, will the astronaut pool ever be allowed to catch up, and will these brave men and women of all races be treated equitably when they get there?"--Amazon.
Publisher: New York :, Tor,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765398949
Branch Call Number: SCIFI Kowal Mary 08/2018
Characteristics: 384 pages ;,21 cm.


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Sequel to The Calculating Stars, can be read separately but you'll get more out of it if you read it in order. Look for more books from this world in 2020 and beyond!

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Nov 29, 2018

I read through the reviews and found myself in agreement with the Kirkus one. There are a lot of science details in this book (which I crave), and her descriptions were rewarding, and yes, the author left the main character very flawed; Elma let me down. It made me want to know just how purposeful Kowal was with character flaws. White women from this time period were...
I still love the way her books kept me in a place in time, as well as in space and made me think. I also enjoyed reading the acknowledgments in both books and found it fascinating to read where the "science" came from.


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