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Julie Nováková (* 1991) is a scientist, educator and award-winning Czech author and translator of science fiction and detective stories. She published seven novels, one anthology, one story collection and over thirty short pieces in Czech. Her work in English appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld and elsewhere, and has been reprinted in Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019. Her works have been translated into eight languages so far, and she translates Czech stories into English (in, Strange Horizons, F&SF). She edited an anthology of Czech speculative fiction in translation, Dreams From Beyond, co-edited a book of European SF in Filipino translation, Haka, and created an outreach anthology of astrobiological SF, Strangest of All. Julie's newest book is a story collection titled The Ship Whisperer (Arbiter Press, 2020). She is a recipient of the European fandom’s Encouragement Award and multiple Czech national genre awards. She’s active in science outreach, education and nonfiction writing, and co-leads the outreach group of the European Astrobiology Institute. She’s a member of the XPRIZE Sci-fi Advisory Council. You can find her on her website, on Twitter, and on Facebook.