By Agustín de Rojas,Nick Caistor
Praise for A Legend of the Future
"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 12 months 2 hundred continues to be the simplest of Cuban technology fiction…. With a really sophisticated kind and well-established scientific-social history, Agustín’s paintings surprises via its humanistic content material. His matters surrounding the that means of lifestyles and the evolution of people positioned him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
"The top and hottest novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one in all the valuable exponents of Cuban technology fiction, and he was once certainly the person who knew tips to top mix sturdy clinical formation as plots and engaging characters with a self belief well-based in humanity’s socialist future.”
"One of the simplest technological know-how 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 popular by means of cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike."
—Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro
"The such a lot increased determine in Cuban technology fiction."
Agustín de Rojas (1949-2011) is the consumer 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 was once 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 through 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 through the brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky in addition to through Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed by means of Yevgeni Sherstobitov and trendy via de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's stated to have started writing after interpreting 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 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 frequently 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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