First Monday of 2021

Finished with her first book of 2021: Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran!

Starting The Relentless Moon, by Mary Robinette Kowal, Book # 3 of the Lady Astronaut Series (Tor, 2020)

Kansas City, March 28, 1963: If all goes as it should — and in space, that is no sure thing — then sometime today, thirteen brave voyagers will cross a Rubicon that no man ever has: the halfway point between our home planet and Mars.

It has been a mission of triumph and terror, of disasters averted and disasters tragically experienced, as thirteen astronauts and astronettes speed across the comic void.

The mission has been a test not just of technology, but also of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and the human spirit.

“Like Julius Caesar, we must prepare for the worst,” said Norman Clemons, director of the International Aerospace Coalition, “that is our training. But we also survive for the best, and this wonderful team has trained for almost every eventuality.”

— Chapter One (Halfway to Mars), The Relentless Moon, by Mary Robinette Kowal

The MC is a fifty-something astronette (or Lady Astronaut) married to a fifty-something high-powered Capitol politician and their relationship is very sexy, which is something self never ever expected to say, this early in a new book (p. 17). Nevertheless.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

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