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Captain’s Fury

Captain’s Fury (Codex Alera Series #4) by Jim Butcher
**In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world of elemental magic. Now, as enemies become allies, and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms for all…
After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim warriors, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists—the mysterious threat that drove the savage Canim to flee their homeland.
Tavi proposes attempting an alliance with the Canim against their common foe, but his warnings go unheeded. For the Senate’s newly-appointed military commander has long desired to wipe out the Canim “scourge,” and their slave allies.
Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome centuries-old animosities if an alliance is to be forged, and he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe—or none will have a chance of survival…

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

A New York Times #1 Best Seller
An Amazon #1 Best Seller
A Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller
A USA Today Best Seller
A Sunday Times Best Seller
Winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Winner of the British Academy Medal
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award

“It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year—and maybe of the decade.”
—Paul Krugman, New York Times
“The book aims to revolutionize the way people think about the economic history of the past two centuries. It may well manage the feat.”
—The Economist
“Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an intellectual tour de force, a triumph of economic history over the theoretical, mathematical modeling that has come to dominate the economics profession in recent years.”
—Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post
“Piketty has written an extraordinarily important book…In its scale and sweep it brings us back to the founders of political economy.”
—Martin Wolf, Financial Times
“A sweeping account of rising inequality…Piketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore.”
—John Cassidy, New Yorker
“Stands a fair chance of becoming the most influential work of economics yet published in our young century. It is the most important study of inequality in over fifty years.”
—Timothy Shenk, The Nation

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century laid bare the deep structural forces that have made our brave new neoliberal economic order so dangerously topheavy and unstable.–Chris Lehmann In These Times (06/27/2017) Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is arguably the most important popular economics book in recent memory. It will take its place among other classics in the field that have survived changing theoretical and political fashions, such as its namesake by Karl Marx (Das Kapital, 1867) or other ambitiously titled books such as John Maynard Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money (1936). Anyone who wants to engage in an informed discussion about the economic landscape will have to read Piketty.–Kate Bahn Women’s Review of Books (01/01/2015) Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century delivered a well placed kick up the backside to complacent mainstream economics.–Paul Mason The Observer (11/30/2014) Magisterial…Piketty’s Capital feels very much like a Category 4 hurricane that hasn’t yet made landfall…Piketty draws on a vast store of historical data to argue that the broad dissemination of wealth that occurred during the decades following World War I was not, as economists then mistakenly believed, a natural state of capitalist equilibrium, but rather a halcyon interval between Belle poque inequality and the rising inequality of our own era…Piketty’s most provocative argument is that the discrepancy between the high returns to capital and much more modest overall economic growth–briefly annulled during the mid-century–ensures that the gulf between the rich (who profit from capital investments) and the middle class (who depend chiefly on income from labor) will only continue to grow…The best reason to raise tax rates is not to punish the rich, of course, but to raise the revenue which the United States needs to invest in infrastructure and research, not to mention to pay for Social Security and health care. That investment gap poses a clear and present danger to American global economic leadership. Rising inequality exacerbates the problem by sapping the collective political will needed to address the problem.–James Traub Foreign Policy online (04/11/2014)
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A Canticle for Leibowitz

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s *A Canticle for Leibowitz* is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature—a chilling and still provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future.
In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, *A Canticle for Leibowitz* retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes

**Winner of the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award for “Baking” category**
**This game-changing candy cookbook from the owner of Quin, a popular Portland-based candy company, offers more than 200 achievable recipes using real, natural ingredients for everything from flavor-packed fruit lollipops to light-as-air marshmallows.**
Chai Tea Lollipops, Honey and Sea Salt Marshmallows, Chocolate Pretzel Caramels, Cherry Cola Gumdrops—this is not your average candy, or your average candy book. Candy-maker extraordinaire Jami Curl breaks down candy making into its most precise and foolproof steps. No guess work, no expensive equipment, just the best possible ingredients and stop-you-in-your-tracks-brilliant flavor combinations. She begins with the foundations of candy; how to create delicious syrups, purees, and “magic dusts” that are the building blocks for making lollipops, caramels, marshmallows, and gummy candy. But even more ingeniously, these syrups, purees, and magic dusts can be used to make a myriad of other sweet confections such as Strawberry Cream Soda, Peanut Butter Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Brownies, and Popcorn Ice Cream. And what to do with all your homemade candy? Jami has your covered, with instructions for making candy garlands, tiny candy-filled pinatas, candy ornaments, and more—you are officially party ready.

But this is just the tip of the deliciously sweet iceberg–packed with nearly 200 recipes, careful step-by-step instruction, tips for guaranteed success, and flavor guides to help you come up with own unique creations—*Candy is Magic* is a candy call to action!
### Review
“Sweet rewards made with all-natural ingredients make *Candy Is Magic* shine. With Jami Curl’s clear, easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be making lickable lollypops, chewy caramels, pillowy marshmallows, and fruity gumdrops to the delight of your family and friends. And believe me, if you offer up treats like these, you’ll soon have more friends than you know what to do with!”
**—DAVID LEBOVITZ, author of *My Paris Kitchen***
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“We love Quin Candy in the Jeni’s kitchen! We crush the hard candies and twirl the shards into our ice cream or sprinkle on top. Jami’s brilliant, creative recipes turn out magical confections — as great as your favorite candy growing up, and yet better and more fun than it ever was.” 
****—**JENI BRITTON BAUER, author of *Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home* and *Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts
***”An eye-dazzling mix of basic cooking/chemistry lessons and a luxury coffee table topper studded with saturated images that recall geological surveys and precious stones.  […] *Candy Is Magic* is designed to kickstart creativity on every page; a torrent of recipes and ideas building and building to a crescendo of sugar fever all delivered in Curl’s clear, detailed, relentlessly cheerful tone.”
**—KELLY CLARKE, *Portland Montly 
***”Curl’s enthusiasm for her craft makes this cookbook a pleasure to read; she is the ideal coach for would-be candy makers.”***
**—*Publsihers Weekly
“Curl’s fearless approach is punctuated by the fact that all her recipes begin in her home kitchen. This means these are no large-scale recipes trimmed down (often with questionable results) for the home cook.”
****—ERIN PRIDE-SWANEY, *****Everett Herald
*****“That emphasis on real, discernible flavors are the essence of Curl’s brand—and the balance between youthfully inspired fantastic treats and quality that adults appreciate. It’s no surprise her customers are of all ages. Quin Candy is more than just a treat; it’s a topic of conversation. […] It’s also is what makes her cookbook so exciting—the concept of making candy can seem daunting to the uninitiated. Creating a homemade version of a Starburst must be impossible without specific sorts of pressure cookers and gelatins and chemical fillers and dyes, but she shows us we can do incredible things with the ingredients that are likely already in our kitchens (although you may need a new thermometer). Curl turns candy-making into a something like a grade school science experiment with sweet results.”*****
*********—BENAJAMIN WEISS**, *Life & Thyme********
### About the Author
Jami Curl is the founder of QUIN – a small batch, handmade candy company headquartered in Portland, OR. She was recently named one of *Fast Company*’s 100 most creative people in food, and *Bon Appteit* dubbed her “the new Willy Wonka.” Jami’s work has also been featured in *Food + Wine*, *Gourmet*, *Good Housekeeping*, *Real Simple*, *Martha Stewart*, *Martha Stewart Weddings*, *Sunset*, *O Magazine*, the* Wall Street Journal*, the *New York Times* and many more.

Camp Dork

Lucy and her pack are back, in this sequel to Beth Vrabel’s heartwarming and humorous debut, Pack of Dorks. Sheldon convinces Lucy, Sam, April, and Amanda to join him at a weeklong sleep-away summer camp-Camp Paleo: Live Like a Caveman. Like cavemen, they’re going to have to make do without air conditioning or a heated pool. They’ll learn archery and dig for fossils. And Grandma’s coming too; she’s taking a job as lunch lady for the camp next door.

At the last minute, Sam backs out to go to a gymnastics training camp instead. Lucy wonders why she misses him so much-it’s not like he’s her boyfriend or anything. Why does the word boyfriend” make her blush, even when she’s only thinking it? She needs a distraction. Enter Mr. Bosserman, the grouchy camp leader who won’t budge on the caveman aspect of the camp. The old man needs some softening up, and Lucy knows just the person for the job: Grandma.

One successful match made, Lucy starts to see potential lovebirds everywhere. And setting up couples keeps her from facing the question tickling the back of her mind: Is she in love with Sam? But when the wrong campers fall for each other, the pack falls apart, all under the watchful eye of a super secret blogger who’s been writing about the camp’s activities Gossip Girl style. Even worse? A thief is targeting everyone but Lucy, setting her up to look guilty. Soon Lucy again finds herself alone, left to fix the messes she’s made and face her own feelings. If she fails, the pack may be splintered for good.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers-picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Vrabel has a rare talent for expressing the tenderness, frustration, awkwardness, confusion, and fun of growing up. VERDICT In Vrabel’s capable hands, the ups and downs of adolescence shine through with authenticity and humor. -School Library Journal With good humor, Vrabel explores the pitfalls of emerging preteenhood. This quick read nonetheless effectively delves into interpersonal pitfalls that will be familiar to most older grade schoolers, and Lucy’s developing insight may even provide a few hints for staying on the right path. Honest, funny, and entertaining. � Kirkus Reviews Praise for Beth Vrabel and Pack of Dorks: � Lucy’s perfectly feisty narration, emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack. � Kirkus Reviews, starred review � Pack of Dorks is the pack I want to join. � Amanda Flower, author of Agatha Award nominee Andi Unexpected � Vrabel paints a realistic depiction of tween life, particularly its emotional confusion. Preteen readers will connect with Lucy’s personal struggles and be entertained by her disastrous attempts at camp life. � Booklist
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Camino Island

*****The Sunday Times ‘Thriller of the Month’, Mail on Sunday ‘Thriller of the Week’ and Sun ‘Best for Mystery-Lovers’***** Someone is about to make a killing The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University. Valued at $25 million (though some would say priceless) the five manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald’s only novels are amongst the most valuable in the world. After an initial flurry of arrests, both they and the ruthless gang of thieves who took them have vanished without trace. Now it falls to struggling writer Mercer Mann to crack a case that has thwarted the FBI’s finest minds. Praise for Camino Island ‘A bewitching blend of high-stakes spying mission and summer romance, with a fascinatingly ambiguous central character’ – The Sunday Times ‘The gripping plot will have you devouring the chapters in such a frantic fashion you’ll begin to wonder if you are somehow complicit in this perfect crime’ – Heat ‘Grisham shows charm, wit and a light touch’ – The Times

Every now and then Grisham tries something new. This year he hit a bull’s-eye with a beach book featuring a bunch of writers, not a bunch of lawyers. There’s a huge sense of fun to this little experiment * Janet Maslin, Independent * It’s not often that bookish readers are a thriller’s target audience so this one is very welcome. * Literary Review * Grisham shows charm, wit and a light touch. * The Times * This story take you into the dark underworld of the black market for rare books. Think Da Vinci Code meets Sherlock Holmes * Sun * The gripping plot will have you devouring the chapters in such a frantic fashion you’ll begin to wonder if you are somehow complicit in this perfect crime * Heat * A bewitching blend of high-stakes spying mission and summer romance, with a fascinatingly ambiguous central character * The Sunday Times *
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The Callisto Gambit

**”Good (new) old-fashioned hard SF by a brilliant new writer!” — Reader Review**
Amid Earth’s war against Mars, one man desperately searches for a safe home for his people.
Kiyoshi Yonezawa—smuggler and occasional pirate—can look after himself. Looking after 500 homeless friends and relations is a much bigger challenge. As the war between Earth and Mars heats up, chaos strikes the asteroid belt, and Kiyoshi’s people seek refuge aboard an arkship that would leave the solar system far behind.
Convinced it’s a deathtrap, Kiyoshi tries to extricate them. But in the process, his brother is wrongfully arrested by Earth’s dreaded secret police. Determined to rescue his brother and free his people, Kiyoshi’s chances of prevailing against the overwhelming might of the UN look bleak.
With the rule of law in the Belt crumbling, a deal with the biggest crook on Ceres looks like his only hope…
*The Callisto Gambit* is the seventh and last novel in the Sol System Renegades series, a science fiction epic that reviewers are calling “a new classic in the space opera genre.” If you like complex characters, explosive military sci-fi, and exhilarating suspense, then you’ll love this action-packed space thriller.
**Pick up *The Callisto Gambit* today and immerse yourself in a breathtaking new adventure.**
The Sol System Renegades series in chronological order:
*Keep Off The Grass* (short origin story)
*Crapkiller* (prequel novella)
The Elfrida Goto Trilogy
1. *The Galapagos Incident*
2. *The Vesta Conspiracy*
3. *The Mercury Rebellion*
*A Very Merry Zero-Gravity Christmas* (short story)
The Solarian War Trilogy
1. *The Luna Deception*
2. *The Phobos Maneuver*
3. *The Mars Shock*
*The Callisto Gambit* (the final novel in the series)

Calling All Minds

From world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin — a book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors’ minds and make them soar.
Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?
In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, and inventing.
More than a blueprint for how to build things, in Calling All Minds


Book three in the nationally* *best-selling Manticore Ascendant series, a prequel series to David Weber’s multiple *New York Times *best-selling Honor Harrington series. Sequel to *A Call to Duty *and *A Call to Arms.*
After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by forces unknown, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy with the resources to hurl warships across hundreds of light years seeks to conquer the Star Kingdom for reasons unknown, while forces from within Manticore’s own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for reasons very much known: their own political gain.
It’s up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom and the Royal Manticoran Navy from these threats, but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before. Weakened but not defeated, the mercenary forces and their mysterious employer could return at any time, and the anti-Navy faction within Parliament is growing. The situation becomes even more dire when fresh tragedy strikes the Star Kingdom.
While the House of Winton faces their enemies at home, Travis, Lisa, and the other officers of the Royal Manticoran Navy must reunite with old friends and join new allies to hunt down and eliminate the forces arrayed against them in a galaxy-spanning conspiracy.
Manticore has learned that the universe is not a safe place, but the Star Kingdom’s enemies are about to learn it’s dangerous to mess the Manticore!

Call to Treason

When a short-sighted Congressional committee cuts Op-Center’s budget, the first victim is General Mike Rodgers. But he may not be out of work for long. The dynamic senator Donald Orr is making a run for President as the head of his own third party — and he’s in the market for a strong military advisor. The only problem is that it’s beginning to look like Orr’s presidential run has a body count. And Rodgers must decide whether to jump on the bandwagon or tear it down — with the rest of the Op-Center team…
A powerful profile of America’s defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology, Tom Clancy’s Op-Center is the creation of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik — inspiring this and other gripping novels.

Call of Fire

A resourceful young heroine must protect the world from her enemies—and her own 8/17 power—in this thrilling sequel to the acclaimed Breath of Earth, an imaginative blend of alternative history, fantasy, science, magic, and adventure.

When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous bureaucrat who wants to use Ingrid’s formidable powers to help the Unified Pacific—the confederation of the United States and Japan—achieve world domination. To stop them, Ingrid must learn more about the god-like magic she inherited from her estranged father—the man who set off the quake that obliterated San Francisco.

When Lee and Fenris are kidnapped in Portland, Ingrid and Cy are forced to ally themselves with…

Calico Joe

W 1973 roku Joe Castle z Calico Rock w stanie Arkansas, młodziutki zawodnik drużyny Chicago Cubs, jest wschodzącą gwiazdą amerykańskiego baseballu. Jego nieprzerwanej serii fantastycznych występów kibicują dziesiątki tysięcy ludzi, nie tylko z rodzinnego miasteczka. Do wielkich fanów Joego należy jedenastoletni Paul Tracey, syn Warrena Traceya – miotacza nowojorskich Metsów u schyłku niezbyt błyskotliwej kariery zawodowej. Niestety, to właśnie pełen pychy i arogancji Warren – człowiek o wielkich niezrealizowanych ambicjach, którego z trudem toleruje nawet własna rodzina – staje się nemezis Castle’a. Podczas meczu w Nowym Jorku, „pojedynku młodości z rutyną”, jak nazywa go prasa, Warren z premedytacją ciska piłką w twarz Joego, trwale go okaleczając, eliminując na zawsze z uprawiania sportu. Oraz ściągając hańbę i nienawiść kibiców na żonę i nastoletniego syna. Mija trzydzieści lat. Paul ma trójkę własnych dzieci; od dawna nie miał kontaktu z ojcem. Na wieść, że Warren umiera na raka, wspomina tragiczne wydarzenia sprzed pół wieku. Uznając, że to ostatnia szansa, by wyjaśnić, co naprawdę wydarzyło się podczas historycznego meczu, zabiera chorego ojca do domu Joego w Calico Rock, by skonfrontować sprawcę z jego ofiarą. Czy dwaj mężczyźni znajdą wspólny język? Czy dojdzie do pojednania i wybaczenia doznanych krzywd? Jak zakończy się ta ostatnia podróż?
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The Calhouns: Suzanna And Megan: Suzanna’s SurrenderMegan’s Mate

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Atop the rocky coast of Maine sits the Towers, a magnificent family mansion that is home to a legend of long-lost love, hidden emeralds — and four sisters determined to save their home against all odds. ***New York Times* bestselling author Nora Roberts brings you the Calhoun Women — ** **Suzanna’s Surrender** — Burned-out and tired as hell, all ex-cop Holt Bradford wanted to do was relax. But when beautiful single mom Suzanna invaded his solitude to search for the missing Calhoun emeralds, he couldn’t say no. Holt had changed from a bad-boy teen to a dangerously sexy man, but Suzanna couldn’t risk her well-ordered life for a man who made her mouth go dry . . . **Megan’s Mate** — Calhoun sister-in-law Megan O’Riley and her young son had traveled far to become the Towers’ newest residents. Cool as an Atlantic breeze, Megan buried her passions and vowed never to let her heart control her life. But when boat captain Nate Fury set his course for her, the practical lady was swept away by his formidable charm.

Calcutta Chromosome

A fascinating and seductive writer!’ —The Times In this extraordinary novel, Amitav Ghosh navigates through time and genres to present a unique tale. Beginning at an unspecified time in the future and ranging back to the late nineteenth century, the reader follows the adventures of the enigmatic L. Murugan. An authority on the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Ronald Ross, who solved the malaria puzzle in Calcutta in 1898, Murugan is in search of the elusive ‘Calcutta Chromosome’. With its astonishing range of characters, advanced computer science, religious cults and wonderful portraits of Victorian and contemporary India, The Calcutta Chromosome expands the scope of the novel as we know it, as Amitav Ghosh takes on the avatar of a science thriller writer.

Calculus Workbook for Dummies

Calculus Workbook For Dummies by Mark Ryan
**Your light-hearted, practical approach to conquering calculus**
Does the thought of calculus give you a coronary? You aren’t alone. Thankfully, this new edition of *Calculus Workbook For Dummies* makes it infinitely easier. Focusing “beyond the classroom,” it contains calculus exercises you can work on that will help to increase your confidence and improve your skills. This hands-on, friendly guide gives you hundreds of practice problems on limits, vectors, continuity, differentiation, integration, curve-sketching, conic sections, natural logarithms, and infinite series.
Calculus is a gateway and potential stumbling block for students interested in pursuing a career in math, science, engineering, finance, and technology. Calculus students, along with math students in nearly all disciplines, benefit greatly from opportunities to practice different types of problems—in the classroom and out. *Calculus Workbook For Dummies* takes you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the “how” and “why” in plain English, rather than math-speak. Through relevant instruction and practical examples, you’ll soon learn that real-life calculus isn’t nearly the monster it’s made out to be.
* Master differentiation and integration
* Use the calculus microscope: limits
* Analyze common functions
* Score your highest in calculus
Complete with tips for problem-solving and traps to avoid, *Calculus Workbook For Dummies* is your sure-fire weapon for conquering calculus!

The Calculating Stars

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.

Praise for The Calculating Stars This is what NASA never had, a heroine with attitude. –The Wall Street Journal In The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal imagines an alternate history of spaceflight that reminds me of everything I loved about Hidden Figures. –Cady Coleman, Astronaut The Lady Astronaut series might be set in an alternate past, but they’re cutting-edge SF novels that speak volumes about the present. –The Verge Fans of [Hidden Figures] will definitely find something to like in this novel. –SF Revu Readers will thrill to the story of this lady astronaut and eagerly anticipate the promised sequels. –Publishers Weekly (starred review) Kowal’s book was revelatory for me, because here is a version of history where men eventually, finally, listen to women. –Tor.com If you like: lady scientists and lady astronauts, space science, lovely romance, the historical fight for equality, if you read or watched Hidden Figures and loved it, if you watched the Netlfix’s documentary Mercury 13 (about the very real 13 women who underwent secret testing to become Astronauts in the 60s), please don’t miss this one. –Kirkus A fine balance of integrating historical accuracy–including mid-twentieth-century sexism, racism, and technology–with speculative storytelling. –Booklist Readers will be hooked. –Library Journal I couldn’t put this paperback down, and I was mad at everything that kept me away from it. –While Reading and Walking This is a book about fortitude, about preservation, and strength in the face of injustice, resilience as a flag against oppression and politics. Parts of this book makes me cry. I cry in rage, in defiance, in support, and in triumph. –Utopia State of Mind An engrossing alternate history with a unique point of view, The Fated Sky dramatically demonstrates the technical problems with going to Mars–but the technical problems are the not the only ones. Never backing down from vital issues of race and gender, The Fated Sky confronts the human issues of space travel in a United States made increasingly desperate by a massive meteor strike. Plausible, convincing, and ultimately moving. –Nancy Kress, author of the Hugo Award-winning Yesterday’s Kin
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