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The Ministry for the Future

Kim Stanley Robinson

4 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Science fiction

Chosen by Barack Obama as one of his top reads of 2020, this visionary novel from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Kim Stanley Robinson is a gripping exploration of climate change, technology, politics and the human behaviours that drive these forces.

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE READS OF THE YEAR

'If I could get policymakers and citizens everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson's The Ministry for the Future' Ezra Klein, Vox

The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, postapocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us. Chosen by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of the year, this extraordinary novel from visionary writer Kim Stanley Robinson will change the way you think about the climate crisis.

'A novel that presents a rousing vision of how we might unite to overcome the greatest challenge of our time' TED.com

'A breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity' Booklist (starred review)

'Gutsy, humane . . .This heartfelt work of hard science fiction is a must-read for anyone worried about the future of the planet' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'A sweeping epic about climate change and humanity's efforts to try and turn the tide before it's too late' Polygon (Best of the Year)

'Steely, visionary optimism' Guardian

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Praise for The Ministry for the Future

  • Robinson is one of the world's finest working novelists, in any genre

  • Bestseller Robinson again tackles climate change head-on in this gutsy, humane view of a near-future Earth careening toward collapse . . . Robinson masterfully integrates the practical details of environmental crises and geoengineering projects into a sweeping, optimistic portrait of humanity's ability to cooperate in the face of disaster. This heartfelt work of hard science-fiction is a must-read for anyone worried about the future of the planet - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A deeply realised world that feels more like a peep into our future than a work of fiction - New Scientist

  • A breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity - Booklist

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Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy, 2312, Aurora and New York 2140. In 2008 he was named a 'Hero of the Environment' by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada research institute. He lives in Davis, California.

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