A Legend of the Future is a science fiction book by Cuban author Agustin de Rojas. This book is interesting in how it manages the characters, and the ending is quite satisfying.
I want to particularly point out this statement from the back on the book:
After the fall of the Soviet Union,
de Rojas stopped writing science fiction.
He spent his final years persuaded -and persuading others- that Fidel Castro did not exist.
I like "characters" -and wow! this man sounds like a prime example of "a character".
from the back of the book:
The first book by the father of Cuban science fiction to be translated into English, 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, and psychological- inside Communist Cuba. A Legend of the Future takes place within a spaceship on a groundbreaking mission to Titan, one of Saturn's moons; back home, a final conflict between warring superpowers threatens the fate of the Earth. When the ship malfunctions on the return journey, the crewmembers become the subjects of experiments that test their courage and their grasp of reality.SF Signal says, "BOTTOM LINE: If you like intensely psychological scifi that deftly piles on the suspense, this novel’s for you." The Portland Book Review calls it "idealistic science fiction at its best".
...After the fall of the Soviet Union, de Rojas stopped writing science fiction. He spent his final years persuaded -and persuading others- that Fidel Castro did not exist.