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"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 longer term, and 12 months two hundred continues to be the easiest of Cuban technological know-how 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 humans positioned him in a privileged position between nationwide writers.”
"The most sensible and preferred novelist of this style that the Island has ever given…. he's one of the valuable exponents of Cuban technology fiction, and he was once unquestionably the one that knew how one can most sensible mix good clinical formation as plots and engaging characters with a self belief well-based in humanity’s socialist future.”
"One of the simplest technology 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 well-known 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 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 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 booklet in English translation through stressed Books. whereas stimulated by means of 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 via 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 stated to have began writing after studying 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 similar to Christianity, approximately which he wrote a singular referred to as El publican (1997), in regards to 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 gained the Valle-Inclán Prize for translation. He frequently contributes to Radio four, the BBC global provider, the days Literary complement, and the dad or mum. He lives in Norwich, England.
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