Everything you need to understand or teach Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar.
Jaroslav Kalfař’s science-fiction novel, Spaceman of Bohemia, is a work of philosophy disguised as a fictional narrative. The narrator and protagonist, Jakub Procházka, chronicles his experiences and thoughts as he undergoes a mission as the Czech Republic’s first astronaut. On his journey, Jakub ponders issues involving politics, family, and existentialism along with his possibly imaginary alien friend. This novel explores themes of loyalty, isolation, existentialism, fame, and heroism.