The Ministry for the Future (Paperback)
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Published: 14/10/2021
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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

'A great read' Bill Gates

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 . . . 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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356508863
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

The Ministry for the Future is a great read. Robinson has written a novel that presents the urgency of this crisis in an original way and leaves readers with hope that we can do something about it. The next chapter in the story of our planet is still being written, and the ending is up to us - Bill Gates

Robinson is one of the world's finest working novelists, in any genre. New York 2140 is a towering novel about a genuinely grave threat to civilisation - GUARDIAN

A masterpiece - The Times

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

Robinson seamlessly binds together characters and narrative strands . . . An immensely enjoyable reading experience - SciFiNow

Robinson's writing is so evocative that you can imagine that any one of his paragraphs could feature in the film of the book . . . a thoughtful, innovative page turner - STARBURST

Any new novel by the great Kim Stanley Robinson is always an event and Red Moon doesn't disappoint - Independent

Even at 600-plus pages, there's a leanness to the prose that keeps the plot moving forwards . . . Robinson handles setpieces with aplomb - SFX

A wise and big-hearted novel to read and then, straight away, read again - SFX

Another stellar effort from one of the masters of the genre - Booklist

It's near impossible to capture the vibrance of the entire city in the span of one single novel, yet Kim Stanley Robinson manages to do just that and more - NEWSWEEK

Like all great sci-fi, New York 2140 is as much inward-looking as it is forward- . . . Robinson's work has a strong, intelligent social conscience - GQ

The lunar landscape is a source of beautifully described detail - Kirkus

A compelling vision of the future - Science

Starkly beautiful and fundamentally optimistic - THE CONVERSATION

Only sci-fi can drown Manhattan and make you want to live there - BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK

One of the finest writers of his generation - Locus

Beautiful descriptions of lunar landscapes - Guardian

This may well be Robinson's masterpiece and is surely the most important piece of sf in years - MORNING STAR

Sci-fi fans will love the detail and the optimism about humanity's future in space - Wall Street Journal

There have been more than a few environmental catastrophe tales set in a future New York, but possibly none of them have been this interesting - LOCUS

One of the most exciting books in climate change fiction yet written... Both immensely readable and timely - LITHUB

Utterly immersive and unexpectedly hopeful - RT BOOK REVIEWS

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“A guide to our future?”

I'm grateful to the publisher for a free advance copy of The Ministry for the Future.

There are two things I should make clear about The Ministry for the Future. First, it is a beautiful book, filled with hope... More

Hardback edition
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“Climate change story”

I got Ministry for the Future from netgalley for a fair and honest review

Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: To advocate for the world's future generations and to protect all... More

Hardback edition
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“A truly frightening potential future”

Kim Stanley Robinson paints a truly frightening potential future in "The Ministry For the Future". It's not a comfortable read, but it is one that's hard to walk away from. Obviously, KSR did a lot... More

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