By Agustín de Rojas,Nick Caistor
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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 long run, and yr two hundred remains to be the simplest of Cuban technology fiction…. With a really subtle sort and well-established scientific-social history, 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.”
"The top and hottest novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one in all the significant exponents of Cuban technological know-how fiction, and he was once absolutely the one that knew how one can most sensible mix stable clinical formation as plots and tasty characters with a self assurance 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…. at the present time Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is well-known by way 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 shopper saint of Cuban technology 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 used to be provided 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 e-book in English translation via stressed Books. whereas prompted by means of 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 through Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed by means of Yevgeni Sherstobitov and famous by means of de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's acknowledged to have all 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 reminiscent of Christianity, approximately which he wrote a singular known as El publican (1997), in regards to the disciples of Jesus Christ, that used to be 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 received the Valle-Inclán Prize for translation. He usually 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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