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The Resource Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfar

Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfar

Label
Spaceman of Bohemia
Title
Spaceman of Bohemia
Statement of responsibility
Jaroslav Kalfar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Jakub Procha is sent into space to examine a cosmic dust cloud covering Venus, it may be a solo suicide mission. Dreaming of becoming a national hero and desperate to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer, he leaves his beloved wife behind and launches into the galaxy. But things aboard spaceship JanHus1 quickly turn weird, and, to make matters worse, he soon learns that his wife has disappeared without a trace back on Earth. As his spaceship hurtles toward an unknown danger and his sanity wavers, Jakub encounters an unlikely fellow passenger -- a giant alien spider. He and his strange arachnid companion form an unlikely bond over late-night refrigerator encounters, where they talk philosophy, love, life, death, and the incomprehensible deliciousness of bacon. But when their mission is thrown into crisis by secret Russian rivals, Jakub is forced to make violent decisions -- recalling the tortured past and dark political heritage he's buried -- in a desperate quest to return to his Earthly life. Packed with nail-biting thrills, exuberant heart, and surprising and absurd humor in the lineage of Kafka and Vonnegut, Spaceman of Bohemia offers an extraordinary vision of the endless human capacity to persist -- and risk everything -- in the name of love and home"--
Summary
Raised by his grandparents on the Czech countryside and rising to the country's first astronaut, Jakub abandons his wife to atone for his father's sins as a Communist informer by accepting a dangerous solo mission to Venus and encounters fantastical, philosophical elements before clashing with Russian rivals
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549369
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalfar, Jaroslav
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronauts
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Spiders
Target audience
adult
Label
Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058572986
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780316273435
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016033557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953598589
Label
Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058572986
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780316273435
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016033557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953598589

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