Netherlands American Studies Association

Kim Stanley Robinson: The Ministry for the Future

On November 8, 2023, the John Adams Institute is hosting a discussion with American climate fiction pioneer Kim Stanley Robinson on her 2020 book The Ministry for the Future.

Uniting science and politics, and giving voice to our most ardent hopes and our worst fears, this book is a gripping portrayal of a world grappling with the devastating consequences of climate change and the urgent actions needed to forge a sustainable future. Robinson weaves science and storytelling into a compelling imaginative tool, offering thought-provoking solutions that often get lost amidst the highly polarized debate about how to best tackle this life-threatening problem. The Ministry for the Future was on Barack Obama’s list of favorite books from 2020.

The author will be joined on stage by prof. dr. Heleen de Coninck and philosopher and author Lisa Doeland, experts in the fields of literature, environmental studies and social activism. Read more

The event will take place from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at De Duif, Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam.

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