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Publisher's Summary

The first book translated into English by the patron saint of Cuban science fiction: a canonical, riveting parable in the vein of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey about the intense pressures of life inside Communist Cuba. This mesmerizing novel, reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, is a science fiction survival story that captures the intense pressures - economic, ideological, psychological - inside Communist Cuba.

A Legend of the Future by Agustín de Rojas, the father of Cuban science fiction, takes place inside a spaceship on a mission to Titan, one of Saturn's moons, while back on Earth, warring super powers threaten the fate of humanity. When the ship malfunctions on the return journey, the crewmembers must face their innermost fears amidst experiments in psychological and emotional conditioning and aliens that may or may not be real.

©2014 the Estate of Agustin de Rojas. Translation 2014 Nick Caistor. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The best science fiction writer in Cuba; the only possible debate is which of his works is the best.... His trilogy of Spiral, A Legend of the Future, and Year 200 is still the best of Cuban science fiction.... With a very refined style and well-established scientific-social background, Agustín's work surprises through its humanistic content. His concerns surrounding the meaning of life and the evolution of human beings put him in a privileged place among national writers." (Cuenta Regresiva)
"The best and most popular novelist of this genre that the Island has ever given.... He is considered one of the principal exponents of Cuban science fiction, and he was undoubtedly the one who knew how to best combine solid scientific formation as plots and attractive characters with a confidence well-based in humanity's socialist future." (Yoss)
"One of the best science fiction writers in Cuba - and, until [his death], one of the best Cuban story tellers alive.... Today Agustín de Rojas' work, from Spiral through Catharsis and Society, is admired by cult readers, pro-government thinkers, and elitists alike." (Félix Luis Viera, Cubaencuentro)

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