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 technological know-how fiction…. With a really sophisticated kind and well-established scientific-social historical past, Agustín’s paintings surprises via its humanistic content material. His matters surrounding the that means of lifestyles 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 among the crucial exponents of Cuban technological know-how fiction, and he was once absolutely the one that knew tips to top mix stable clinical formation as plots and engaging characters with a self assurance well-based in humanity’s socialist future.”
"One of the simplest technological know-how fiction writers in Cuba—and, until eventually [his death], the best Cuban tale tellers alive…. at the present time Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is well known via cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike."
—Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro
"The such a lot increased determine in Cuban technological know-how fiction."
Agustín de Rojas (1949-2011) is the shopper 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 was once presented the David Prize; La leyenda del futuro (The Legend of the Future, 1985) and El año 200 (The yr 200, 1990), all scheduled for ebook in English translation through stressed Books. whereas inspired by way of Ray Bradbury and a translator of Isaac Asimov into Spanish, he aligned himself with the Soviet line of socialist realism outlined by way of 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 favourite through de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's stated 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 comparable to Christianity, approximately which he wrote a singular known as El publican (1997), concerning the disciples of Jesus Christ, that was once 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 received 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 mother or father. He lives in Norwich, England.
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