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Spaceman of Bohemia

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Set in the near-distant future, Spaceman of Bohemia 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.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Jaroslav Kalfar has spun an unforgettable tale, a poignant interplanetary work that collapses the distance between us with the beauty of its language and the unstoppable wonder of this universe he's created." - Samantha Hunt

"Spaceman of Bohemia represents the fiery, funny launch of an exciting new voice. Jaroslav Kalfar, like a good literary astronaut, finds levity in gravity, and vice versa." - Sam Lipsyte

"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

"Spaceman of Bohemia is a wise and elegant work composed of its own unique ethereal grace - a hauntingly beautiful story of solitude, hope, family, and love that transcends, uplifts, carries the reader away." - Dinaw Mengestu

"I beg you: take this strange, hilarious, profound, life-affirming trip into literary outer space." - Darin Strauss


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Used availability for Jaroslav Kalfar's Spaceman of Bohemia

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
ISBN: 1-4328-4329-X / 978-1-4328-4329-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
ISBN: 1-4736-3996-4 / 978-1-4736-3996-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
ISBN: 0-316-27343-0 / 978-0-316-27343-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
ISBN: 0-316-27344-9 / 978-0-316-27344-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
ISBN: 1-4736-3999-9 / 978-1-4736-3999-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
ISBN: 1-4736-3997-2 / 978-1-4736-3997-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
ISBN: 1-4789-7202-5 / 978-1-4789-7202-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia: Library Edition
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
ISBN: 1-4789-7199-1 / 978-1-4789-7199-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Spaceman of Bohemia
Author(s): Jaroslav Kalfar
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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