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Review: The Calculating Stars

The Calculating Stars - Mary Robinette Kowal

Alt-history &  hard SF where a meteorite crashes off the east coast, forcing the ramp up of manned spaceflight in the 50's. The main character is a computer with a doctorate in physics who wants to be an astronaut, but sexism.


This is excellent, warm, funny, sad, and everything in between.. This is a book I didn't know how badly I wanted until I got to read it. Great characters, great science and engineering, and great story! 


I read a manuscript that I won in a charity auction and look forward to reading the final book as soon as it is out.