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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 06 October 2020
  • ISBN : 9780356508856
  • Page : 578 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 15 voters

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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 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

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The Ministry for the Future

The Ministry for the Future
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 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 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

The Ministry for the Future

The Ministry for the Future
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 0316300144
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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

The Future

The Future
  • Author : Jennifer Gidley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780198735281
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From the beginning of time, humans have been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. We have always yearned to know what lies ahead, whether threat or safety, scarcity or abundance. Throughout human history, our forebears tried to create certainty in the unknown, by seeking to influence outcomes with sacrifices to gods, preparing for the unexpected with advice from oracles, and by reading the stars through astrology. As scientific methods improve and computer technology

The Ministry of Truth

The Ministry of Truth
  • Author : Dorian Lynskey
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • ISBN : 9780385544061
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"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.” --George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop. 1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the

Shaman

Shaman
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • ISBN : 9780316235570
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Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy and 2312, has, on many occasions, imagined our future. Now, in SHAMAN, he brings our past to life as never before. There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories -- to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. There is Elga,

Green Earth

Green Earth
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781101964866
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The landmark trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of climate change—updated and abridged into a single novel More than a decade ago, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson began a groundbreaking series of near-future eco-thrillers—Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting—that grew increasingly urgent and vital as global warming continued unchecked. Now, condensed into one volume and updated with the latest research, this sweeping trilogy gains new life as

New York 2140

New York 2140
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • ISBN : 9780316262330
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New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a bold and brilliant vision of New York City in the next century. As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city. There is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear

Red Moon

Red Moon
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • ISBN : 9780316262354
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Red Moon is a magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution from New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. It is thirty years from now, and we have colonized the moon. American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He

Fifty Degrees Below

Fifty Degrees Below
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2005-10-25
  • ISBN : 9780553902075
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Set in our nation’s capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global warming. When the storm got bad, Frank Vanderwal was in his office at the National Science Foundation. When it was over, large chunks of San Diego had eroded into the sea, and D.C. was underwater. Everything Frank and his colleagues feared had culminated in this disaster. And now the world was looking to

Mordew

Mordew
  • Author : Alex Pheby
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • ISBN : 9781250817235
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Alex Pheby's Mordew launches an astonishingly inventive epic fantasy trilogy. God is dead, his corpse hidden in the catacombs beneath Mordew. In the slums of the sea-battered city, a young boy called Nathan Treeves lives with his parents, eking out a meagre existence by picking treasures from the Living Mud and the half-formed, short-lived creatures it spawns. Until one day his desperate mother sells him to the mysterious Master of Mordew. The Master derives his magical power from feeding on

The Discovery of the Future

The Discovery of the Future
  • Author : Herbert George Wells
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1902
  • ISBN : UOM:39015053230556
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The Years of Rice and Salt

The Years of Rice and Salt
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780006511489
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This alternate history from the award-winning author of 'The Wild Shore' takes us on a journey through seven hundred years of history as it never was, but might have been.

Forty Signs of Rain

Forty Signs of Rain
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780007148882
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This volume is part of a series of novels, linked together to consider the massive, significant and worrisome issues of the human genome project, global warming, conservation and ethics. The author explores the dangerous interface of big science and big business, an explosive boundary fuelled by human greed.

Antarctica

Antarctica
  • Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2008-10
  • ISBN : 9780007304882
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In this novel of the near future, the icy continent will become a battleground between those who seek its natural treasures, and those who would keep this wild land untouched--no matter what the cost. "Robinson's most perfect big novel yet."--"The Washington Post."

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
  • Author : Arundhati Roy
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-05
  • ISBN : 0735234361
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2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist The Ministry of Utmost Happinessis a dazzling new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things. It takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent--from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Dehli and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. It is an aching love story and