Cuban Science Fiction

Just as new possibilities of travel and communication open between Cuba and America, Restless Books brings you a mind-expanding suite of science fiction—the first of its kind in English translation—that explores life on the long-isolated island through the powerful lens of the imagination.


“We get our first translations of Cuban science fiction with A Legend of the Future by Agustín de Rojas and A Planet for Rent, by Yoss (José Miguel Sánchez Gómez). Each represents a fantastic science fiction literary tradition, one that we hope that we’ll see more of in the coming years.… These books convey a worldview that we really don’t see all that often in genre stories. Each novel is deeply tied to the island nation’s politics with a satirical edge.… Both novels are interesting and entertaining reads, and I hope that with the continued easing of restrictions, we’ll see more science fiction from our neighbors to the south.”


“Raul Castro and Barack Obama’s ‘Cuban Thaw’ wasn’t the only historic milestone between Cuba and the United States in 2015. Thanks to new translations from Restless Books, American readers were also introduced to two of Cuba’s finest writers of science fiction.”

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