Jan Kotouč

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Jan Kotouč
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Jan Kotouč (Feb 2020)
Born1987 (age 33–34)
NationalityCzech
Years active2008
Websitewww.jan-kotouc.cz

Jan Kotouč (born 1987) is a Czech military science fiction and space opera author. He is the author of several science fiction books and creator of Hirano Sector universe.

Early life[edit]

Jan graduated from University of New York in Prague/La Salle University in 2013, with a master's degree in Mass Media and Communication.

Writing career[edit]

Jan Kotouč began writing short fan fiction stories taking place in the Star Wars universe, which he published on a Czech fan fiction website Jediland.[1] He eventually began to write stories from his own created universe, Hirano Sector, a place on the verge of large scale inter-planetary conflict.[1] In 2008 his novella from Hirano universe, Příliš blízké setkání (Eng: Too Close Encounter) won the Czech Cena Karla Čapka award in its category. It was subsequently published in Mlok anthology[2] and in 2010 as a novel.[3]

His first published novel was Pokračování diplomacie (2009; Eng: Continuation of Diplomacy). In 2012, his two-volume novel, Tristanská občanská válka (Eng: Tristan Civil War) was voted Book of the Year at the Aeronautilus Awards. The same year, Jan received an Encouragement Award from the European Science Fiction Society.[2]

Published works[edit]

Source: Legie[4][5]

Sektor Hirano series[edit]

  • Příliš blízké setkání (2008), novella published in Mlok anthology, rewritten and published as a novel in 2010; in English as Too close an encounter (2019)
  • Pokračování diplomacie (2009)
  • Tristanská občanská válka (2011), two volumes
  • Volání do zbraně (2012)
  • Na prahu očistce (2014)
  • Bitva o Sinaj (2015)
  • Simeral v plamenech (2016)
  • Cíl: Kasimir (2017)

České země series[edit]

  • Nad českými zeměmi slunce nezapadá (2016)
  • Ofenziva českých zemí (2017)
  • V tajné službě Koruny české (2019)
  • Spojenci českých zemí (2020)

Agent John Francis Kovář series[edit]

This series was created by Miroslav Žamboch and Jiří Walker Procházka with books also written by other Czech authors.

  • Invaze (2013), Agent John Francis Kovář volume 31

Central Imperium series[edit]

  • Hranice Impéria (2019), in English as Frontiers of the Imperium (2019)
  • Císař v exilu (2019), in English as Emperor in exile (2020)

Other works[edit]

  • Malá apokalypsa, Pevnost magazine 2011/10
  • Nová éra, Pevnost magazine 2012/02
  • Válečné hry, in Zpěv kovových velryb (2014), in English as War Games in Dreams from Beyond (2016)
  • Velitelské rozhodnutí, XB-1 magazine 2013/07
  • Bez iluzí, in Soumrak světů (2014), Agent John Francis Kovář volume 33
  • Ex Luna, Annihilatio, in Capricorn 70 (2015)
  • Zpátky do služby, part of e-book release Volání do zbraně (2015)
  • Návrat na Tristan, part of e-book release Na prahu očistce (2015)
  • Argentinské probuzení, in Ve stínu Říše (2017)
  • Cena za službu, in Space opera 2018 (2018)
  • Po Velké bouři, in Ve stínu apokalypsy (2018)
  • Hippocratic Oath, in From the Ashes: Stories from The Fallen World (2019), in English only

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jura, Štěpán. "Interview: Jan Kotouč". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Jan Kotouč --- LEGIE - databáze knih Fantasy a Sci-Fi". legie.info.
  3. ^ "Příliš blízké setkání / Sektor Hirano (2) --- LEGIE - databáze knih Fantasy a Sci-Fi". legie.info.
  4. ^ "Jan Kotouč / knihy --- LEGIE - databáze knih Fantasy a Sci-Fi". Legie.
  5. ^ "Jan Kotouč / povídky --- LEGIE - databáze knih Fantasy a Sci-Fi". Legie.

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