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The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
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really liked it
bookshelves: sf, historical-fiction

Set in an alternate history where a massive asteroid hits America's East Coast in 1952, the book follows one woman who dreams of becoming an astronaut as efforts to colonize space begin in earnest. The rampant racism and sexism of that era is an integral part of the story, giving the book a degree of authenticity that elevates it above a simple what-if tale. Kowal delivers the story in tightly paced chapters that still give her complex characters room to breathe. It's little wonder that the book won this year's Hugo for best novel.

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Reading Progress

August 24, 2018 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
August 24, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read (Paperback Edition)
August 22, 2019 – Started Reading
August 22, 2019 – Shelved
September 8, 2019 – Shelved as: sf
September 8, 2019 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
September 8, 2019 – Finished Reading

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