Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months.

I love finding out about books which will publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

the-calculating-stars-by-mary-robinette-kowalThe Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Series: Lady Astronaut #1

Published by Tor Books

Publishing date: July 3, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction

384 pages

Synopsis: A meteor decimates the U.S. government and paves the way for a climate cataclysm that will eventually render the earth inhospitable to humanity. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated timeline in the earth’s efforts to colonize space, as well as an unprecedented opportunity for a much larger share of humanity to take part.

One of these new entrants in the space race is Elma York, whose experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon. 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—aside from some pesky barriers like thousands of years of history and a host of expectations about the proper place of the fairer sex. And yet, Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions may not stand a chance.  


I read The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal and loved it. I don’t think it is related to this series, but I’m really looking forward to Ms. Kowal writing more about women astronauts! And it looks like the second book in the series comes out a month later than this book so I’m happy about that, too!