Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Wednesday, August 10, 5 to 6:30pm, Hildene Reads! hosts a discussion on Kim Stanley Robinson’s "Ministry for the Future" to encourage dialogue on environmental stewardship. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly described the book as a “gutsy, humane view of a near-future Earth…Robinson masterfully integrates the practical details of environmental crises and geoengineering projects into 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.” Called by many a masterpiece of the imagination, it is a terrifying story that ultimately ends on a solid note of hope. Ezra Klein of Vox implores, “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.” The hybrid gathering will be both virtual and in-person, bringing together local readers as well as those from across the continent. To register for this free program, contact or call (802) 367-7960