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Book Discussion: Ministry for the Future

Book cover shows a narrowing tunnel that appears to be a portal to the sky. The tunnel is lined in rings of grooved brown cement, we see a human figure in silhouette at the distant opening, lookout out at clouded blue sky with the moon in the distance. The cover is on a background of snowscape with a green-purple sky.

Join us for a conversation about the book Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson. This event is co-hosted by the South Burlington Energy Committee and the Library. It will take place in the Library Community Room.

One of Barack Obama's favorite books of 2020, Jonathan Lethem has described Ministry for the Future as “The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read,” and Ezra Klein of Vox says, "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 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 science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson will change the way you think about the climate crisis.

This book is available to borrow from the library. It is also available as an eBook and an eAudiobook from the Green Mountain Library Consortium. Book group reserve copies will be made available at the SBPL circulation desk on February 8.

Discussion will be hybrid: in-person at South Burlington Public Library and online via Zoom. To join us remotely: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82538143783?pwd=UGpHa3NGNGg4OVZLbHlMNStLSldXUT09

Email sbplprograms@southburlingtonvt.gov or call 802-846-4140 if you have questions.

The Library is ADA accessible, patrons are asked to call (802) 846-4140 in advance if special services are required.

Masks may be worn in the library and at any library program.