In his groundbreaking Mars trilogy, Kim Stanley Robinson imagined a world where geo-engineering made life on the red planet a possibility. His latest masterpiece turns its attention to Earth. With a vision at once clear-eyed and brutal, The Ministry for the Future confirms Kim’s reputation as one of our finest living writers of science fiction. In conversation with James Bradley (Ghost Species), Kim appears live via video to discuss the relationship between hard science and strong storytelling, the challenges facing us and the possibility of hope.

Kim Stanley Robinson (International)

Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. He is the author of more than 20 books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy, 2312, Aurora and New York 2140. In 2008, he was named a ‘Hero of the Environment’ by Time magazine. Kim also works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. His newest book is The Ministry for the Future.

James Bradley (Australian)

James Bradley

James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade; a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus; and the anthology, The Penguin Book of the Ocean. In 2012, he won the Pascall Prize for Australia’s Critic of the Year. His most recent novel is Ghost Species.