The relentless moon / Mary Robinette Kowal.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "Astronauts Elma York, Nicole Wargin and Myrtle Lindholm continue to forge new paths for women astronauts as they work to achieve the International Aerospace Coalition's goal of getting as many people as possible off Earth before it becomes inhabitable."_-Publisher.
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Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1

Sabotage threatens to shut down the Artemis lunar colony in the third installation in Kowal's award-winning Lady Astronaut series (after The Fated Sky, 2018). The Relentless Moon follows Nicole Wargin, one of the original Lady Astronauts and wife to the governor of Kansas. It's 1963, eleven years since the meteor strike that decimated the east coast of the United States. The national capital is moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and Nicole is finding that politics and space don't mix. Many think that too many valuable resources are being allocated to the lunar mission and not enough to helping those affected by the meteorite. When it's discovered that the International Aerospace Coalition may have been infiltrated by a terrorist group, Nicole is sent to the moon to find the culprit. But will she discover the truth before it's too late? Focusing on the politics and daily living of space, The Relentless Moon takes a few chapters before it really blasts off. Once it does, readers will want to buckle up for a ride, but should be aware of Wargin's frankly described fight with anorexia. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 May #4

Hugo and Nebula Award–winner Kowal expands her Lady Astronaut alternate history series with this stellar third installment, set in the 1960s, a decade after the devastating meteor strike that led to the creation of the International Aerospace Coalition in The Calculating Stars. Nicole Wargin, an ambitious, driven, and passionate Air Force pilot turned Lady Astronaut, leaves her husband, Kansas governor Kenneth Wargin, on Earth to become one of the first inhabitants of a colony on the moon. As the head of the colony's security, Nicole works openly to establish a habitat for humanity on the moon, and covertly to counter the efforts of the "Earth First" terrorists, who are intent on sabotaging the IAC and humankind's expansion into space. Between lunar security crises and figuring out who she can trust among her fellow colonists, Nicole must also work through personal issues, including her struggle with anorexia and her now long-distance marriage. Kowal effortlessly blends espionage, spacefaring adventure, and social fiction, paying particular attention to the details of life as a female astronaut in the 1960s. This is hard science fiction at its most emotional, intimate, and insightful. Agent: Seth Fishman, the Gernert Company. (July)

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