Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson & A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

October is yet another huge month for publishing releases, which means I'm going to once again be sharing three releases for my Can't-Wait Wednesday's this month!

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

The Ministry for the Future
The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
Publication: October 6th, 2020
Hardcover. 576 pages.

"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."
This sounds like such an interesting concept, and I tend to enjoy fictional eye-witness accounts so I'm hoping that works out well. I didn't care for another Kim Stanley Robinson book I read, but I have high hopes and can't wait to check this one out!
Edit to add: I set this post up at the beginning of September before I had a copy of this book..and I've now read it! It was completely fascinating and I'm still so excited for its release into the wild!

A Golden Fury
A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe
Publication: October 13th, 2020
Wednesday Books
Hardcover. 320 pages.

"Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness. 

While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists. 

But in Oxford, there are alchemists after the Stone who don’t believe Thea’s warning about the curse—instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone 
Look, anything with alchemy or "alchemist" is always going to catch my eye, so I'm absolutely here for this book (not to mention the rest of the premise sounds interesting, also!)! I just recently started an ARC, so I look forward to getting into it more.

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. The Ministry for the Future sounds fascinating - I love the eyewitness account format.

  2. Interesting choices! I had not heard of them before.

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  3. Ministry for the Future wasn't really on my radar, but now I'm curious to read your review!