The Ministry for the Future

planted: 06/08/2022last tended: 05/09/2022
Kim Stanley Robinson

Paints an incredibly grim picture of a world experiencing climate breakdown and the political ramifications. The opening chapter of a deadly heatwave in India is absolutely brutal. This is what climate crisis means.

Lots of didactic bits along the way. Some reviews say these are a bit tedious, but I've found them fairly positive so far - you learn from them. It does have a pretty stilted narrative flow as a result though.

It is hard science-fiction. So much that you might call it scientific utopianism. Though I don't know how much Robinson actively wants things to play out this way. (e.g. is he down with the acts of eco-terrorism or just thinks it will likely happen regardless).

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