Julie Novakova (www.julienovakova.com) is a Czech author of science fiction, fantasy and detective stories. She has published short fiction e.g. in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s and Analog. Her work in Czech includes seven novels, an anthology and over thirty stories. She received the Encouragement Award of the European science fiction and fantasy society in 2013 and the Aeronautilus award for the best Czech short story of 2014 and 2015, and for the best novel in 2015. She also translates, writes nonfiction and is a contributor of the Czech SF magazine XB-1. She is an evolutionary biologist by study and also takes a keen interest in planetary science.