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
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