By Agustín de Rojas,Nick Caistor

A morally profound chamber piece, A Legend of the Future is a critique of morality. It happens inside of a spaceship after a crash occurs in the course of a failed challenge to Titan, one of many Saturn moons. the adventure domestic forces the team to stand its innermost fears whereas coexisting with one another in a kingdom of desperation. This spell binding novel, recalling Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: area Odyssey, is a roman a clef concerning the excessive pressures—economic, ideological, psychological—inside Socialist Cuba.

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"The most sensible technology fiction author in Cuba; the one attainable debate is which of his works is the best…. His trilogy of Spiral, A Legend of the longer term, and yr 2 hundred remains to be the simplest of Cuban technological know-how fiction…. With a truly sophisticated sort and well-established scientific-social history, Agustín’s paintings surprises via its humanistic content material. His issues surrounding the that means of existence and the evolution of humans positioned him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
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"The most sensible and preferred novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one in every of the significant exponents of Cuban technology fiction, and he was once surely the one that knew the best way to top mix stable medical formation as plots and engaging characters with a self belief well-based in humanity’s socialist future.”
—Yoss

"One of the simplest technology fiction writers in Cuba—and, till [his death], the most effective Cuban tale tellers alive…. at the present time Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is well-liked through cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike."
—Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro

"The such a lot increased determine in Cuban technology fiction."
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Agustín de Rojas (1949-2011) is the consumer saint of Cuban technology fiction. A professor of the background of theater on the Escuela de Instructores de Arte in Villa Clara, he's the writer of a canonical trilogy of novels: Espiral (Spiral, 1982), for which he used to be offered the David Prize; La leyenda del futuro (The Legend of the Future, 1985) and El año 200 (The 12 months 200, 1990), all scheduled for book in English translation by way of stressed Books. whereas motivated by way of Ray Bradbury and a translator of Isaac Asimov into Spanish, he aligned himself with the Soviet line of socialist realism outlined via the brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky in addition to by way of Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed by means of Yevgeni Sherstobitov and trendy by means of de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's acknowledged to have all started writing after analyzing Miguel Collazo’s El viaje (The Journey). After the autumn of the Soviet Union, de Rojas stopped writing technology fiction and embraced different subject matters corresponding to Christianity, approximately which he wrote a unique known as El publican (1997), in regards to the disciples of Jesus Christ, that used to be presented the Dulce María Loynaz Prize. He spent his final years persuaded—and persuading others—that Fidel Castro didn't exist.

Nick Caistor is a British journalist, non-fiction writer, and translator of Spanish and Portuguese literature. He has translated Cesar Aira, Paulo Coelho, Eduardo Mendoza, Juan Marsé, and Manuel Vázquez Montalban, and he has two times gained the Valle-Inclán Prize for translation. He frequently contributes to Radio four, the BBC international carrier, the days Literary complement, and the father or mother. He lives in Norwich, England.

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