The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Ministry for the Future

Kim Stanley Robinson

576 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction science fiction challenging hopeful informative slow-paced
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From the visionary New York Times bestselling author of New York 2140 comes a near-future novel that is a gripping exploration of climate change, technology, politics, and the human behaviors that drive these forces.

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Moods

informative 72%
challenging 66%
hopeful 62%
reflective 53%
inspiring 45%
dark 27%
sad 21%
emotional 20%
tense 19%
adventurous 16%
funny 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

slow 54%
medium 38%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 49% | A mix: 39% | Character: 5% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

No: 36% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 32% | No: 30% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 1%

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