The Ministry for the Future

The Ministry for the Future

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Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organisation was simple: To advocate for the world's future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story.

From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined.

Told entirely through fictional eye-witness accounts, The Ministry For The Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, the story of how climate change will affect us all over the decades to come.

Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic 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.

Also by Kim Stanley Robinson:
Red Moon
New York 2140
2312
Aurora
Shaman
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 44mm | 740g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356508846
  • 9780356508849
  • 47,405

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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)
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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 breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity * Booklist * Steely, visionary optimism * Guardian * A panoramic epic, the best science fiction-nonfiction novel I've ever read * Jonathan Lethem, Vanity Fair *
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About 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, and he works with the Sierra Nevada research institute. He lives in Davis, California.
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2,817 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,047)
3 21% (599)
2 6% (174)
1 1% (34)
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