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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 occurs within 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 workforce to stand its innermost fears whereas coexisting with one another in a country of desperation. This enthralling novel, recalling Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: house Odyssey, is a roman a clef in regards to the severe pressures—economic, ideological, psychological—inside Socialist Cuba.

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"The most sensible technology fiction author in Cuba; the single attainable debate is which of his works is the best…. His trilogy of Spiral, A Legend of the longer term, and 12 months 2 hundred continues to be the simplest of Cuban technological know-how fiction…. With a really sophisticated type and well-established scientific-social historical past, Agustín’s paintings surprises via its humanistic content material. His matters surrounding the which means of existence and the evolution of humans placed him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
Cuenta Regresiva

"The top and hottest novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one of the primary exponents of Cuban technology fiction, and he used to be certainly the person who knew how you can top mix strong clinical formation as plots and tasty 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…. this present day Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is well-liked by way of cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike."
—Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro

"The so much 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 historical past 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 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 way of Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed by way of Yevgeni Sherstobitov and favorite 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 technological know-how fiction and embraced different topics akin to Christianity, approximately which he wrote a unique referred to as El publican (1997), concerning the disciples of Jesus Christ, that used to be provided 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 global provider, the days Literary complement, and the mum or dad. He lives in Norwich, England.

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