By Agustín de Rojas,Nick Caistor
Praise for A Legend of the Future
"The top 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 continues to be the simplest of Cuban technological know-how fiction…. With a really subtle kind and well-established scientific-social historical past, Agustín’s paintings surprises via its humanistic content material. His issues surrounding the that means of lifestyles and the evolution of people positioned him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
"The top and preferred novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one in all the central exponents of Cuban technology fiction, and he was once definitely the one that knew the best way to most sensible mix reliable clinical formation as plots and tasty characters with a self belief well-based in humanity’s socialist future.”
"One of the simplest technology fiction writers in Cuba—and, until eventually [his death], the best Cuban tale tellers alive…. this day Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is renowned by way of cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike."
—Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro
"The so much increased determine in Cuban technology fiction."
Agustín de Rojas (1949-2011) is the consumer saint of Cuban technology fiction. A professor of the heritage 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 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 booklet in English translation by means of stressed Books. whereas stimulated via 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 via Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed via Yevgeni Sherstobitov and favourite by way of 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 technology fiction and embraced different subject matters comparable to Christianity, approximately which he wrote a singular 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 gained the Valle-Inclán Prize for translation. He on a regular basis contributes to Radio four, the BBC international provider, the days Literary complement, and the mum or dad. He lives in Norwich, England.
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