By Agustín de Rojas,Nick Caistor
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"The top 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 longer term, and 12 months two hundred remains to be the easiest of Cuban technological know-how fiction…. With a really subtle kind and well-established scientific-social history, Agustín’s paintings surprises via its humanistic content material. His issues surrounding the which means of lifestyles 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 critical exponents of Cuban technology fiction, and he used to be certainly the person who knew find out how to top mix sturdy 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 most effective Cuban tale tellers alive…. at the present time Agustín de Rojas’ paintings, from Spiral via Catharsis and Society, is well-known 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."
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 offered the David Prize; La leyenda del futuro (The Legend of the Future, 1985) and El año 200 (The yr 200, 1990), all scheduled for book in English translation through stressed Books. whereas prompted through 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 via Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, writer of The Andromeda Nebula, made right into a motion picture directed via Yevgeni Sherstobitov and well known by means of de Rojas. In Cuban literature, he's stated to have 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 issues akin to Christianity, approximately which he wrote a unique known as El publican (1997), in regards to the disciples of Jesus Christ, that used to be offered 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 usually contributes to Radio four, the BBC international provider, the days Literary complement, and the parent. He lives in Norwich, England.
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