From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined.
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Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization 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.
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 over the decades to come. 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.
Praise for Kim Stanley Robinson:
“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)
“Robinson has established himself as the great humanist of speculative fiction.”—Village Voice
“One of the world’s finest working novelists, in any genre.”—Guardian
“If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson.”—New York Times
“Kim Stanley Robinson is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest living science-fiction writers. . . . He is also, for my money, one of the most important political writers working in America today.”—New Yorker
“One of the finest writers of his generation.”—Locus
“Another stellar effort from one of the masters of the genre.”—Booklist
“[A] near—perfect marriage of the technical and the psychological.”—NPR Books