The Ministry for the Future: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Robinson, Kim Stanley
Subject:  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction
Publisher: Orbit
Published: October 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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$ 25.99
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From The Publisher*From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a remarkable vision of climate change over the coming decades. 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020

"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

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-and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face.

It is a novel both immediate and impactful, desperate and hopeful in equal measure, and it is one of the most powerful and original books on climate change ever written.

"The best science fiction-nonfiction novel I've ever read." -Jonathan Lethem, Vanity Fair

"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)

"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)


"The Ministry for the Future ranks among Robinson's best recent works, a collection of actions and observations that adds up to more than the sum of its eclectic and urgent parts." -Sierra


Also by Kim Stanley Robinson:
Red Moon
New York 2140
2312
Aurora
Shaman
Review Quote*"[A] compelling work of speculative fiction about solving the climate crisis around the world... This story is heavy but important. Be prepared to lose sleep as you won't want to pause for anything."-AudioFile on The Ministry for the Future
Review Quote*"Score a point for the audacity of hope....Robinson digs deep into how, with institutional support and some off-the-books black ops, revolutionary ideas could still seize our world."-Shelf Awareness on The Ministry for the Future
Review Quote*"[A] gutsy, humane view of a near-future Earth...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) on The Ministry for the Future
Review Quote*"If there's any book that hit me hard this year, it was Kim Stanley Robinson's The Ministry for the Future, 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) on The Ministry for the Future
Review Quote*"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 on The Ministry for the Future
Review Quote*"In The Ministry for the Future, his twentieth novel, science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson creates something truly remarkable."-Yale Climate Connections on The Ministry for the Future
Review Quote*"Tremendously engaging."-Chicago Review of Books on The Ministry for the Future
Review Quote*"Science-fiction visionary Kim Stanley Robinson makes the case for quantitative easing our way out of planetary doom."-Bloomberg Green on The Ministry for the Future
Review Quote*"One hopes that this book is read widely-that Robinson's audience, already large, grows by an order of magnitude. Because the point of his books is to fire the imagination."-New York Review of Books on The Ministry for the Future