The Future is Fungi


The Future Is Fungi is a complete introduction to the hidden kingdom that has survived all five major extinction events.  Exploring their past, present, and potential future impact in four key areas―food, medicine, psychedelics and mental health, and environmental remediation―this resource reveals how fungi have formed the foundations of modern life. Featuring eighteen mushroom profiles, authors Michael Lim and Yun Shu contextualize each species in history and mythology, alongside their medicinal and culinary uses. Easy-to-follow for the beginner, with rich, informative texts, awe-inspiring 3D digital art, and tips on how to immerse yourself in the world of fungi, this is a manifesto for the future. This beautifully illustrated book is an invitation into a deeper awareness of our relationship with the natural world, each other, and ourselves.