Publisher: TOR Books
Page Count: 19
Fiction Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Alt. History, Novelette, Space
Dates Read: October 19, 2015
I was the lady astronaut of Mars. The first to make the journey. The first to help establish our colonies here. Back on Earth I remember a girl named Dorothy who lived on a Kansas farmed, who had an Uncle Henry and an Aunt Em. I don't remember talking to her, but I remember her. Now years later I keep hoping to make another voyage, but at my age I'm an unlikely candidate.
This novelette left me speechless and gasping for air. Kowal is brilliant of saying so much in so little space. I want to know more about the lady astronaut and what happened when the story ended. Did she have a happy ending? did her dreams come true? Kowal packed a powerful punch on The Lady Astronaut of Mars that left me tearing up in a few places. Beautifully written and flawlessly delivered.
This book is VERY hard (impossible?) to find in print, but you can get it for Kindle for $0.99. Since I don't like reading on my Kindle I was trying everything I could to not have to buy it in that format. Thankfully TOR came through for me, and you can read this online directly at their website here: The Lady Astronaut of Mars. Did I mention you can read that for free? Well, you can. Happy reading!
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 9
Pace - 9
Plot Development - 9
Characters - 10
Enjoyability - 10
Insightfulness - 8
Ease of Reading - 9
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 5 out of 5 stars