Best Science Fiction Novel of 2018
The Calculating Stars
By Mary Robinette Kowal
Published by Tor Books
Spanning the gamut of physics, mathematics and space travel, The Calculating Stars is an alternate history of the space race, as humanity attempts to ensure their survival following a catastrophic global event. With a brilliantly rendered protagonist and a group of dedicated women pilots and mathematicians, this ode to female empowerment is a wonderful read that will leave you feeling inspired.
– Review excerpt from July 30, 2018
Everything about The Calculating Stars was wonderful. Kowal wove a story that combined the passion of a group of powerful, smart, world-conquering women who stood up and demanded they be heard. The science is enthralling and perfectly integrated into the story. The alternate history is fascinating, creating a world that seems different on the surface, but still has many of the underlying societal issues of the 1950s and 60s. I’ll think about this book for years to come — it was that brilliant.
*NOTE: I was provided a free copy of Vox via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I only publish reviews of books I enjoy, and this novel meets that criterion.
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