A Legend of the Future by Agustín de Rojas,Nick Caistor PDF

By Agustín de Rojas,Nick Caistor

ISBN-10: 1531812201

ISBN-13: 9781531812201

ISBN-10: 1632060353

ISBN-13: 9781632060358

A morally profound chamber piece, A Legend of the Future is a critique of morality. It happens within a spaceship after a crash happens in the course of a failed project to Titan, one of many Saturn moons. the adventure domestic forces the group 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 extreme pressures—economic, ideological, psychological—inside Socialist Cuba.

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"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 continues to be the easiest of Cuban technology fiction…. With a truly subtle kind 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 placed him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
Cuenta Regresiva

"The top and most well-liked novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one of the primary exponents of Cuban technology fiction, and he was once unquestionably the one that knew how one can top mix good medical formation as plots and engaging characters with a self assurance well-based in humanity’s socialist future.”
—Yoss

"One of the simplest technological know-how fiction writers in Cuba—and, until eventually [his death], the most effective Cuban tale tellers alive…. this present day Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is trendy through cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike."
—Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro

"The such a lot increased determine in Cuban technological know-how fiction."
Axxón

Agustín de Rojas (1949-2011) is the consumer saint of Cuban technological know-how fiction. A professor of the background 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 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 e-book in English translation via stressed Books. whereas inspired via 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 by way of Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed by means of Yevgeni Sherstobitov and well known by means of de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's acknowledged to have all started writing after examining Miguel Collazo’s El viaje (The Journey). After the autumn of the Soviet Union, de Rojas stopped writing technology fiction and embraced different topics comparable to Christianity, approximately which he wrote a singular referred to 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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