Ministry for the Future

One Book Steamboat Book Discussion

The Ministry for the Future

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Conference Room or Virtually via Zoom
"[A] gutsy, humane view of a near-future Earth.” — Publishers Weekly

About the Book 

Join your friends and neighbors for our One Book Steamboat community conversation about  The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: To advocate for the world's future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story.

From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined. Told entirely through fictional eye-witness accounts, The Ministry For The Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, the story of how climate change will affect us all over the decades to come. Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us - and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face.It is a novel both immediate and impactful, desperate and hopeful in equal measure, and it is one of the most powerful and original books on climate change ever written.

In Rolling Stone, Jeff Goodell praises the The Ministry for the Future for "transform(ing) the existential crisis we face into a modern fairy tale of resilience and redemption."

One Book Steamboat

This is a featured event to enhance the ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT community reading of The Ministry for the Future.


One Book Steamboat has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Funding has been provided to Bud Werner Memorial Library by Colorado Humanities from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Colorado Humanities.

About the Club 


Welcome! The Bud Werner Book Discussion Group meets once a month and is facilitated by Bud Werner Library's Adult Services Associate Librarian, Erina Alkema. Open to anyone interested in participating, this group currently meets in the evening and is designed to be a casual, guided chat about our latest book selection. No need to attend all of the discussions, just pick the ones that interest you! We will have 10 copies available for loan, plus ebook and audiobook copies. Sign up at the circulation desk, call 970-367-4907, or use the registration button at the top of this page.