The Doomed City by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, translated by Andrew Bromfield (Chicago Review Press, July 1) “The Doomed City is set in an experimental city whose sun gets switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its
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translated by Nick Caistor Restless Books July 12, 2016 544 pages The Year 200 has been compared to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and rightly so, but de Rojas takes the idea of “body snatching” to an entirely new level. Let me explain. The people of Earth are living under the Communist Federation, which
Super Extra Grande by Yoss, translated by David Frye (Restless Books, 160 pages, June 7) “With the playfulness and ingenuity of Douglas Adams, the Cuban science-fiction master Yoss delivers a space opera of intergalactic proportions with Super Extra Grande, the winner of the twentieth annual UPC Science Fiction Award in 2011. In a distant future
translated by David Frye Restless Books June 7, 2016 160 pages Thanks to Restless Books and translator David Frye, we have yet another Yoss novel out of Cuba to brighten our year. Remember my review last year of A Planet for Rent? Well, Super Extra Grande brings all of the sardonic humor, unconventional characters, and
translated by Nick Caistor Restless Books June 23, 2015 240 pages Considered the “patron saint of Cuban science fiction,” Agustín de Rojas authored a trilogy that pushes the boundaries of our imaginations. Thanks to Restless Books, Espiral (Spiral, 1982), Una leyenda del future (A Legend of the Future, 1985), and El año 200 (The Year
Award-winning Cuban writer José Miguel Sánchez Gómez, known as “Yoss,” has two works of sci-fi out in English so far: A Planet for Rent and Super Extra Grande (both from Restless Books). In this interview, I asked him about his craft, his pseudonym, sci-fi, and what he thinks about the recent thaw in Cuban-American relations.
translated by David Frye Restless Books June 23, 2015 272 pages If you’ve been wondering what kind of science fiction is coming out of Cuba these days, wonder no longer. That’s because A Planet For Rent, the English-language debut of Cuban sci-fi writer Yoss (a.k.a. José Miguel Sánchez Gómez) is just the first in a