Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION

Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 09/03/2017
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Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION
Spaceman of Bohemia - Proof Review
A beautiful, heart breaking debut novel. Kalfar sets up a striking, lonely world in the present and a deep, difficult world in the past. While the style ... READ MORE
Ash at Eastbourne
Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION
Space Oddity
I spent the early part of this year glued to this book - really loved it. Brilliant philosophy, with an accessible, compelling plot. A unique combination... READ MORE
Paula Cardwell

Synopsis

'Reading Spaceman of Bohemia reminded me of the thrill of unearthing Everything is Illuminated from the mound of entries to the Guardian First Book Prize'
Claire Armitstead, Guardian

'I can honestly say I loved every page. Every sentence. Spaceman of Bohemia is unforgettable: a work of breathtaking scope and heart, and a reflection of humanity that's raw and strange and profound and true.' Lisa McInerney, Baileys-Prize-winning author of The Glorious Heresies

Set in the near-distant future, Spaceman follows a Czech astronaut as he launches into space to investigate a mysterious dust cloud covering Venus, a suicide mission sponsored by a proud nation. Suddenly a world celebrity, Jakub's marriage starts to fail as the weeks go by, and his sanity comes into question. After his mission is derailed he must make a violent decision that will force him to come to terms with his family's dark political past.

An extraordinary vision of the endless human capacity to persist-and risk everything-in the name of love and home, by a startlingly talented young debut novelist.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781473639966
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 416g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 143 x 25 mm

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Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION
Wonderful scifi novel about life, death and the Czech Republic
This is a rather unusual, but excellent scifi story that has you gripped from the first pages. It deals with so many big themes: national identity; chang... READ MORE
Rosemary Standeven
Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION
This is a rather unusual, but excellent scifi story that has you gripped from the first pages
The book deals with so many big themes: national identity; changing societal norms; contracts between individuals and between an individual and the state... READ MORE
Rosemary Standeven