The Ministry for the Future



The Ministry for the Future is established in 2025 as a response to an unfolding climate change catastrophe. A heatwave kills 20 million in India heightening the global emergency.


Mary Murphy is charged with the responsibility of heading the Ministry, its key aim to bring financial, business and government to the table to address the emergency. Mary’s life is interleaved with Frank May, the sole survivor of the India catastrophe introduced in the searing opening chapter.

Mainly set in the United Nations city of Zurich, Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR) lovingly brings a vitality to the city of international brokerage. At nearly 600 pages, KSR’s book is a long read. Having read his Mars Trilogy and 2312, I know KSR can be a stickler for detail, sometimes at the expanse of well drawn characters. That said, I'm eager to read his examination of the world’s single greatest challenge this century, climate change.

MICHAEL LEON

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer

Michael Leon is an explorer, writer and author of the new novel, Sentient. Professionally trained in international trade, Michael has  spent the last decade reading and writing SFF novels about new and future worlds to be explored. His latest work, Sentient, imagines Earth in the year 2120. Michael has traveled extensively around Europe, walking the paths of his characters, from the famous European opera houses in Phantoms, to the mountain tops of Switzerland in Emissary

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Sentient is the story about Dane, who is returning to Mars, the home of his youth, where his pioneering parents perished while developing a rare natural resource, Elithium, the only known major deposit in the solar system.

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