I read this book about 25-Jun-2006. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2004. This note was last modified Thursday, 29-Jun-2006 20:02:33 PDT.
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Electronic form, courtesy of Asimov's.
Light and wonky, but mostly staying on the right side of the line ("fun").
Features the woman and the pub going by the title (while noting that the real Queen of England was technically the Empress of Mars then). Lots of complex finagling to keep crops going and air coming in, deal with greedy corporate overlords, and such. Ends rather abruptly.