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 long run, and 12 months two hundred continues to be the simplest of Cuban technology 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 which means of existence and the evolution of people placed him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
"The top and hottest novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's certainly one of the significant exponents of Cuban technology fiction, and he was once surely the person who knew tips on how to top mix reliable clinical formation as plots and tasty characters with a self belief well-based in humanity’s socialist future.”
"One of the easiest technological know-how 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 fashionable via cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike."
—Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro
"The so much increased determine in Cuban technological know-how 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 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 via stressed Books. whereas motivated 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 through Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed through Yevgeni Sherstobitov and prominent via de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's acknowledged to have began writing after interpreting 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 subject matters akin to Christianity, approximately which he wrote a singular known as El publican (1997), concerning 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 on a regular basis contributes to Radio four, the BBC global carrier, the days Literary complement, and the dad or mum. He lives in Norwich, England.
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