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A Legend of the Future

|| A morally profound chamber piece, Agustín de Rojas’ A Legend of the Future takes place inside a damaged spaceship following the failure of a mission to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. The journey back to Earth forces the crew members to face their innermost fears. This mesmerizing novel is a science fiction roman à clef about the intense pressures—economic, ideological, psychological—inside Communist Cuba.

A Legend of the Future

A morally profound chamber piece, Agustín de Rojas’ A Legend of the Future takes place inside a damaged spaceship following the failure of a mission to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. The journey back to Earth forces the crew members to face their innermost fears. This mesmerizing novel is a science fiction roman à clef about the intense pressures—economic, ideological, psychological—inside Communist Cuba.

This canonical, riveting work from the patron saint of Cuban science fiction—reminiscent of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey—now available to an English readership for the first time. Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor, de Rojas’ A Legend of the Future is available in paperback June 23rd from Restless Books.

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