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Kim Stanley Robinson - The Wild Shore (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.45
SKU B000316
Synopsis

Three California's Triptych #1. Difficult to find now.

2047: For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive.

But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, and might yet be - and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth.

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.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Acceptable (Older paperback, scuffs to edges, used but fully intact)
  • Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Published : 1994 (Harper Collins)
  • ISBN : 9780006480198
  • SKU : B000316
  • PPC : SP400gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"It's a tightly constructed, fairly simple narrative set on the West Coast after the United States has been largely destroyed by a nuclear assault.  It focuses more on how normal people balance the necessities of survival with the dream of a return to an almost mythical lost civilization. In Robinson's scenario, America was destroyed in a terrorist-style attack by an unknown enemy, and there was no time for retribution. The rest of the world, mediated by the UN has elected to quarantine the United States, rather than escalate into war over who controls the blasted territory." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

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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