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The Fated Sky

Lady Astronaut, Book 2
Narrateur(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
Série: Lady Astronaut, Livre 2
Durée: 10 h et 14 min
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Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. 

Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic - but potentially very dangerous - mission. Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? And with the civil rights movement taking hold all over Earth, will the astronaut pool ever be allowed to catch up, and will these brave men and women of all races be treated equitably when they get there? 

This gripping look at the real conflicts behind a fantastical space race will put a new spin on our visions of what might have been.

©2018 Mary Robinette Kowal (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Once the Dust Settles

As a follow up to the Calculating Stars, I got this book as soon as I was able to and loved it. I still love the feel of Nathan's and Elma's relationship, the solidarity of it, but also the struggles of it. I love the realism of it, even the pee in space thing (ick ick ick burping toilets)

I loved it. It's so awesome, it's wonderful and I really think everyone should take time for it

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A MUST Read/Listen!!!

I initially only listened to the first book—The Calculating Stars—because I joined a book club and it was on the roster. I am normally not a fan of science fiction but decided to give the first book a try so I could participate in discussion. I fell in love with the book instantly and listened through it in a day. Because of that, I had to get and listen to the second in the 2-book series. Again, I listened through it in just a day! Not only are these books easy “reads”, they address a number of ‘hot topics’ of today: 1) the stigma of mental health; 2) race and gender inequality; 3) global warming/the greenhouse effect; etc. These topics are woven throughout the storyline in a tactful way that causes the reader/listener to stop and think about them. I feel the author eloquently touches on both sides of the issues without letting bias pull the reader one way or another; she causes the reader to truly stop and think about the issue and it’s role/effect in daily life.
I would HIGHLY recommend both books in this series! Worth every penny and every minute spent listening!
The narrator also does a splendid job at capturing the characters and the emotions. Plus, how she does the over-the-intercom voices is incredible!

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  • Marie Balon
  • 2019-11-10

Even better than the first opus!

This book was so good I let my food burn to a crisp WHILE STANDING NEXT TO IT. I was entirely absorbed.

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  • Kevin
  • 2019-06-17

Love everything about this series.

If you're on the fence on buying this series, DO IT. It's amazing Sci-Fi and alternate history. It really make you think about how different life was in the 1950s-1960s and what humans achieved with so little technology compared to today's standard.

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  • shane
  • 2018-09-12

Fantastic sequel to the first book ! <br />

A great alternative version of history and space , this book does not disappoint ! an enjoyable listen .with a great narration !

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  • Donna (Girl Who Reads)
  • 2018-09-06

I didn't want it to end

I'm sad that I finished this book. It was so, so good that I didn't want it to end. I love Elma but I became attached to all the characters and I want to know how they resolve the racial issues and if a colony is really successful. I know there is still a novella in this series, but I want more of this world that Mary Robinette Kowal has created

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  • C. Haase
  • 2018-09-03

Second book does NOT dissapoint

So many good moments and so well researched. I googled a bunch of terms to find them accurate and loved it. Didn't imagine how my opinion if a character would change throughout the book. Can hardly wait for book .

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  • Chester Johnson
  • 2018-08-27

Alternative timeline masterpiece!

I'm a huge fan of alternate timeline stories, and this series satisfies that craving. This novel in particular builds on its predecessor in an intelligent way, by detailing the steps humanity would be taking in its next step from a moon colony to its first manned Mars mission. During this adventure we get to experience the continued story of mankind dealing with the social issues of the 50's and 60's as we are forced to "grow up" quickly as a united and equal humanity of all races, colors, creeds, and genders to ensure the continuity of our species off of our slowly dying homeworld. 5 out of 5 star rating, and I hope to see more of Elma and Nathaniel York's adventure on Mars soon!!!!

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  • Areader
  • 2018-09-26

The authors Agenda is showing

I have mixed feelings about this book, much as I did about "the Calculating Stars" Elma is annoyingly perfect except for her conveniently socially relevant blind-spots that allow the author to drive home her ideas about entitlement and racial bias with a club. I agree with her views but the book would have been better if she'd put the story first.

The book IS well written and well read but I'm left with the feeling I've just left a lecture or a political meeting and if I wanted to go to one of those I'd I wouldn't be sitting on the coach listening to audio books.

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  • David Beckerleg
  • 2020-04-01

Great book

I have listened to both books in this series and cannot wait for book three. Great story with interesting plot lines and unexpected twists. The author is also a great narrator, easy listening I could not turn it off.

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  • thirteenstars
  • 2020-03-17

Gut wrenching in the best way

Mary Robinette Kowal’s writing and performance are glorious, and I would be lying if I said she did not move me to tears multiple times. Do not listen in public, but do listen.

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  • jkreynol
  • 2020-03-06

Fantastic and thrilling

I loved this book, even more than the first in the series. Frank representation of the joy, sorrow, awe, and challenges in an alternative history where we race to manned missions to Mars. looking forward to the next book!!

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  • Martin Huber
  • 2020-01-28

great follow up to The Calculating Stars

If you liked The Calculating Stars, you will like this. Excellent performance by author.