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From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a remarkable vision of climate change over the coming decades.

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, 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.

"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)

"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)

Also by Kim Stanley Robinson: 

Red Moon

New York 2140

2312

Aurora

Shaman

©2020 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2020 Orbit

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"Science-fiction visionary Kim Stanley Robinson makes the case for quantitative easing our way out of planetary doom." (Bloomberg Green on The Ministry for the Future)

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  • Phillip F Norris
  • 2020-11-04

will listen again

I loved the ideas and the writing though not a plot-driven page-turner. The many narrative performances were top notch.

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  • dan fisklements
  • 2020-11-16

bleak yet optimistic view of climate change impact

difficult to listen to, but an important book none the less. Robinson packs the book full of facts and real science. the plot is a little slow at points, but I'm still glad I listened.

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  • Eleanor B. Hildreth
  • 2020-11-11

I raved about it to my friends

The first step to change is being able to imagine how it could happen. I just loved that toward the end of the story, emissions start to fall. They top off at 474 ppm, hang at that level for a decade and then start to drop 5 ppm per year. Reforestation and seaweed farming and ??? I'm listening to it again to learn it better. . Author is not perfect. He has not much studied nonviolent movements and is, as are so many, rather a leftist. Don't those two go hand in hand? But he knows a LOT about climate. I learned a lot and I've been a climate activist for a dozen years. Nothing he said seemed just plain wrong to me. And his putting all that info in stories is like chocolate coating it. . Author is rather optimistic. The story characters discuss possible collapse of civilization, but do not mention the possibility of human extinction. . This book earns author a spot on my climate heroes list: Paul Hawken, Greta Thunberg, Donella Meadows, Al Gore, John Michael Greer, Pope Francis,

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  • D. J. Miller
  • 2020-12-05

Ruined by dreadful narration

We have some narrators here, Fitzgerald the worst among them, who read without understanding of: 1. The material 2. How words are pronounced 3. How sentences work 4. Any accent other than their native one The experience is comparable to an ice pick in the ear. Returning the audiobook and buying a paper copy instead.

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  • Lincoln
  • 2020-11-18

the most depressing book ever

wow. I only got to chapter 2. This book put me in such a gross, dark mood. I already know our planet is doomed and the future generations will suffer and die horrible deaths. that is why i chose not to breed. I dont need a play by play of what a couple generations ahead on me will go through in excruciating detail. This is one of those rare times where I will be asking for my audible credit back.