The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World – A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World – A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

By: Tim Marshall

ISBN: 9781783967247
eBook ISBN: 9781783966899
Cover: Paperback
Published: October 1, 2023
Size: 198x129mm
Page Count: 356



‘A superb survey of planetary politics’ The Sunday Times

Spy satellites orbiting the Moon. Space metals worth billions. Humans on Mars within our lifetime.

This isn’t science fiction. It’s astropolitics. 

Space is already central to our lives on Earth, from communication and military strategy to international relations. Now, it is becoming the latest arena for human exploration, exploitation – and, possibly, conquest. With China, the USA and Russia leading the way, we’re heading up and out, and we’re taking our power struggles with us.

If you’ve ever wondered why humans are going back to the Moon, which countries will benefit most from space exploration, and if lasers on satellites will lead to space wars, the answers are here. As we enter a new age of the space race, this gripping book will help you understand how it will transform the future of global politics on Earth.

This is essential reading on power, politics and the future of humanity.

‘Insightful, hopeful and endlessly fascinating’ Daily Express

‘A voyage of galactic discovery’ The Mail on Sunday

  • ‘An urgent and accessible study of the forces shaping our future on earth and beyond.’

    - Ed Husain, author of The House of Islam
  • ‘A skilful navigation of the regions that could define geopolitics for future generations. One to read to stay ahead of the game.’

    - Dharshini David, author of The Almighty Dollar
  • ‘A compelling account of the return of geopolitics by the master of maps.’

    - Professor Brendan Simms, author of Britain’s Europe
  • ‘An insight into what will shape the world . . . clear writing in complex times.’

    - Eamonn Holmes
  • Marshall’s books are excellent for anyone who takes satisfaction in understanding the world and who harbours a fascination for the shifting alliances…. Each segment of The Power of Geography is accessible, although by no means simple. Marshall covers much ground, moving smoothly through each nation’s background, current struggles and options for the future….A sharp and concise evaluations of today’s geopolitics.’

    - Geographical Magazine
  • The Future of Geography takes us on a gripping and amazing journey, to guide us expertly and often amusingly into the exploration of space and its profound implications for those of us left behind on planet earth.’ 

    - Professor Ian Goldin, author of Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years
  • ‘In his typical style – wielding a wickedly clever pen – Marshall provides a thoroughly enjoyable, dizzyingly thought-provoking, and technologically plausible ride through the terrain of solar space.’

    - Professor Everett Dolman, author of Astropolitik: Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age
  • ‘This stirring book shows why astropolitics matters for everyone on Earth – not just the scientists and the dreamers.’ 

    - Dr Bleddyn E. Bowen, author of Original Sin: Power, Technology and War in Outer Space
  • ‘A chilling, insightful exploration of the political and military implications of our presence in space.’

    - Brian Clegg, author of Final Frontier
  • ‘If space is our future, this urgent book reveals that we’re in danger of handing it over to warmongers, plutocrats and conquistadors as rapacious as those on Earth. Tim Marshall shows us why we need to look up – fast.’

    - Tom Burgis, author of Kleptopia
  • ‘Tim Marshall captures the excitement, anxiety and strangeness of being at the beginning of a period of major geopolitical change. A fascinating book.’

    - Helen Gordon, author of Notes from Deep Time
  • ‘Astropolitics is a word I never thought would enter my lexicon – but after reading this fascinating book, I’m hooked!’

    - Dr Becky Smethurst, astrophysicist and author of A Brief History of Black Holes
  • ‘A fascinating and crucial insight into how, even as humanity moves upwards into the final frontier, we’ll be influenced by the geographies of space. Marshall has done it again!’ 

    - Professor Lewis Dartnell, author of Being Human
  • ‘Marshall is an engaging writer, good at explaining the science as well as the politics, and with an eye for a telling fact’

    - Lawrence Freedman, The New Statesman
  • ‘[Tim’s] prose is brisk in pace and refreshingly crystalline in its clarity, affording a highly readable lesson in historical geopolitics… deeply thought-provoking’

    - BBC Sky at Night
  • ‘A superb survey of planetary politics’

    - Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times
  • ‘[An] engaging exploration of power politics in space’ 

    - Irish Independent
  • ‘Very accessible and allows the author to lead the reader on a voyage of galactic discovery’

    - Robert Verkaik, The Mail on Sunday
  • ‘Written with insight and great wit, this is an essential take on power, politics and the future of humanity from the UK’s most popular writer on geopolitics.’

    - The Daily Telegraph
  • ‘In the latest instalment of his popular books on the meaning of geography, Marshall looks to the stars and the new frontier where astropolitics will be the new geopolitics’

    - Financial Times
  • ‘An important contribution to the growing work of space-power theorists’

    - Times Literary Supplement
  • ‘Insightful, hopeful and endlessly fascinating, Marshall’s latest non-fiction masterpiece sets out the possibilities and pitfalls that lie ahead’

    - Daily Express
  • ‘A fascinatingly insightful book, written with humour and excitement about the road ahead’

    - Geographical