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The Ministry for the Future

By Kim Stanley Robinson
The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson digital book - Fable

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ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem
 
"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)


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 science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will change the way you think about the climate crisis.

"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

"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)
 
"Masterly." —New Yorker

"[The Ministry for the Future] struck like a mallet hitting a gong, reverberating through the year ... it’s terrifying, unrelenting, but ultimately hopeful. Robinson is the SF writer of my lifetime, and this stands as some of his best work. It’s my book of the year." —Locus

"Science-fiction visionary Kim Stanley Robinson makes the case for quantitative easing our way out of planetary doom." ―Bloomberg Green

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“A lot of happy accidents make up the culmination of this book. So many perfect storms towards a better future. I really liked it for the most part, but it left me wanting......something. It also actively avoided the questions of organizing a climate utopia under the shadow of Christianity, which I found understandable but also frustrating. World religion, in general, was barely touched on; and it must be admitted to be a massive contributing factor to the issues themselves. All in all, give it a read. I really appreciated the writing style itself. Multiple narratives flushing out a singular storyline; unique and refreshing. The 'put down and come back' factor was super strong also, which I really appreciated due to my crazy schedule. 7/10......still worth it.”

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