- Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
- Series: Lady Astronaut, Book 1
- Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
- Release date: 07-03-18
The Calculating Stars AudioBook Summary
Mary Robinette Kowal’s science fiction debut, The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning Lady Astronaut of Mars.
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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 US, including Washington, DC. 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 to take part in the process.
Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too.