Kim Stanley Robinson - The Gold Coast (2nd Hand Paperback)
Three California's Triptych #2.
2027: Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad, an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defence contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to the shadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shattering confrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals.
One of the 3 wonderful books in this triptych.
They can be read in any order and don't have to all be read, but it's so worth the time. Robinson shows the possible future of southern California (coast around northern San Diego county and southern Orange county) in 3 very different scenarios, all plausible and all very interesting.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Acceptable (Older paperback, scuffs to edges & creases on spine. Used but fully intact)
- Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
- Published : 1995 (Harper Collins)
- ISBN : 9780006480204
- SKU : B000317
- PPC : SP380gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The dystopia that is oh so nearly true. Late stage-capitalism inhabited with unhappy people stuck in late childhood. 'Friends' with angst, 'Breaking Bad' with more fun. This is what happens when you have "let it rip" capitalism hooked on military spending and development for development's sake.
KSR (Kim Stanley Robinson) engages the reader with a story that eventually picks up more narrative energy in the second half of the book as Jim's (the main character) world starts to seriously unravel. Jim has charismatic, hedonistic friends with an unlimited drug supply in a time of uninhibited sex. Sounds like paradise except that few have a real job and those that do are crushed by it.
The theme that KSR often comes back to is how the land affects the people and the people affect the land is a very big part of this novel. A sense of place is something I appreciate more and more in all the stories that I watch and read. The OC (Orange County) is alternately viewed in awe or disgust or pity. It is always there though, not quite a protagonist but an entity with a past and a present." - Goodreads Review.
Kim Stanley Robinson is an American writer of science fiction. To date he has published nineteen novels and numerous short stories but is best known for his Mars trilogy. His work has been translated into 24 languages.
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