Once again Tor is giving away a free ebook for the next few days as part of their eBook of the Month Club.
Anyone in the US and Canada can download the book for free until the offer ends at 11:59 PM ET on June 26th, 2020.
This month’s free ebook is The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal.
It’s a science fiction novel, book 1 of 3 in the Lady Astronaut series. The book has won a number of awards, including the 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novel, the 2019 Locus Award for Best Novel, and the 2019 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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Tor’s monthly freebies are available in both ePub and Mobi formats, and they are DRM-free so you can read the ebook on whatever device or app that you choose.
Here’s the description for the book:
On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.
Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. 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.
Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.