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The Ministry for the Future

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6th October 2020

Price: £10.99

The Kitschies Red Tentacle, 2021

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9780356508856

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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 FutureEzra 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

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Reviews

Jonathan Lethem, Vanity Fair
A panoramic epic, the best science fiction-nonfiction novel I've ever read
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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
Booklist
A breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity
Guardian
Steely, visionary optimism
Bill Gates
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