By Agustín de Rojas,Nick Caistor
Praise for A Legend of the Future
"The most sensible 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 long run, and yr two hundred remains to be the simplest of Cuban technology fiction…. With a really subtle type and well-established scientific-social historical past, Agustín’s paintings surprises via its humanistic content material. His matters surrounding the that means of existence and the evolution of humans positioned him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
"The top and most well-liked novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one of the central exponents of Cuban technological know-how fiction, and he was once unquestionably the one that knew tips on how to top mix stable medical formation as plots and engaging characters with a self assurance well-based in humanity’s socialist future.”
"One of the easiest technology fiction writers in Cuba—and, till [his death], the best Cuban tale tellers alive…. this present day Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is trendy 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 shopper saint of Cuban technological know-how 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 was once offered the David Prize; La leyenda del futuro (The Legend of the Future, 1985) and El año 200 (The yr 200, 1990), all scheduled for book in English translation through stressed Books. whereas encouraged through 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 means of Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed through Yevgeni Sherstobitov and favorite via de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's stated 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 issues reminiscent of Christianity, approximately which he wrote a unique known as El publican (1997), in regards to the disciples of Jesus Christ, that was once 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 usually 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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