The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3)

I’ll give him this. Every word Nathaniel sent to Elma was true. It’s amazing > how many lies one can tell with the truth.

The Relentless Moon is a bit of an odd third book in a series. While The Calculating Stars set up the universe and the space program and The Fated Sky went to Mars, in both cases we were primarily following Elma York, the eponymous Lady Astronaut and how she dealt with with all the troubles of sexism, racism, and all around nastiness of an almost apocolyptic alt 1950-60s space program.

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The Fated Sky (Lady Astronaut #2)

The Fated Sky takes what The Calculating Stars started and takes us on a journey to MARS!

On one level, there is an absolutely wonderful feel to the technology in this book. It really does feel to me like a slightly alternate history 1950s/60s, flying a trio of spacecraft to the red planet. It actually comes to the point of making me think: if this feels this real now, then why in the world haven’t we been to Mars yet. Bring on the meteor! (Not really. That would kill an awful lot of people.) You can really feel just how much research went into this book.

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