Thorndike Press

Spaceman of Bohemia

  • Jaroslav Kalfar
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  • ISBN-10: 143284329X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432843298
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 442 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2017



New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
Wall Street Journal Best New Fiction
Kirkus Top 10 Favorite Debut Selection


Orphaned as a boy and raised in the Czech countryside by doting grandparents, scientist Jakub Procházka has risen to become the country’s first astronaut. On a dangerous solo mission to Venus, Jakub befriends a possibly imaginary giant alien spider. Will their philosophical conversations and intense bond be enough to see him through?


Customer Reviews

“An exhilarating concoction of history, social commentary, and irony . . . manages to be singularly compelling while still providing mass appeal. Highly recommended.”

— Library Journal (starred)