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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 happens in the course of a failed venture to Titan, one of many Saturn moons. the adventure domestic forces the staff to stand its innermost fears whereas coexisting with one another in a kingdom of desperation. This captivating novel, recalling Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: house Odyssey, is a roman a clef in regards to the excessive pressures—economic, ideological, psychological—inside Socialist Cuba.

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"The top technological know-how 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 12 months two hundred continues to be the easiest of Cuban technological know-how fiction…. With a really sophisticated variety and well-established scientific-social heritage, Agustín’s paintings surprises via its humanistic content material. His issues surrounding the that means of existence and the evolution of people placed him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
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"The most sensible and most well-liked novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one in every of the valuable exponents of Cuban technological know-how fiction, and he was once certainly the one that knew easy methods to most sensible mix good 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, until eventually [his death], the most effective Cuban tale tellers alive…. this present day Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is favourite through cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike."
—Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro

"The such a lot increased determine in Cuban technological know-how fiction."
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Agustín de Rojas (1949-2011) is the shopper saint of Cuban technological know-how 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 was once provided the David Prize; La leyenda del futuro (The Legend of the Future, 1985) and El año 200 (The yr 200, 1990), all scheduled for e-book in English translation via stressed Books. whereas inspired through Ray Bradbury and a translator of Isaac Asimov into Spanish, he aligned himself with the Soviet line of socialist realism outlined by means of 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 through Yevgeni Sherstobitov and in demand via de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's acknowledged to have all started writing after studying Miguel Collazo’s El viaje (The Journey). After the autumn of the Soviet Union, de Rojas stopped writing technological know-how fiction and embraced different issues resembling Christianity, approximately which he wrote a unique known as El publican (1997), concerning the disciples of Jesus Christ, that used to be offered 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 received the Valle-Inclán Prize for translation. He usually contributes to Radio four, the BBC global provider, the days Literary complement, and the parent. He lives in Norwich, England.

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