The Gold Coast  by Kim Stanley Robinson audiobook

The Gold Coast

By Kim Stanley Robinson
Directed by Claire Bloom
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Skyboat Media 9780312930509

The Three Californias Triptych: Book 2

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781481529853

  • ISBN: 9781481529839

  • ISBN: 9781481529846

Runtime: 14.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Nominated for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

This second book in Kim Stanley Robinson's richly detailed Three Californias triptych reveals a second, all-too-plausible possible future for Orange County.

North America, 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 defense 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.

The Gold Coast is an epic work of science fiction that explores a grim future and what one man can do to turn the tides.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A rich, brave book…It celebrates, with an earned and elated refusal of despair, the persistent, joyful survival of human persons in the interstices of the American juggernaut.” Washington Post
“What a bold, manic, wonderful book this is!” Los Angeles Times
“Like light focused into coherent beam, The Gold Coast brilliantly illuminates the craziness of technology out of control.” Interzone
“This fine, bleak look at Orange County, California, owes more to 1984 and A Clockwork Orange than to the usual SF scenario…Interspersed in the story are elegiac views of the history of ‘OC’ and its possible grim future. Robinson offers a stark cautionary tale with a glimmer of hope at the end.” Publishers Weekly
“Stefan Rudnicki’s deep voice is a solid match for the disillusioned characters, including burned-out aerospace contractor Dennis McPherson…Rudnicki gives his son, Jim, a lighter tone filled with a youthful optimism that is worn away when he begins to take part in antiwar terrorist acts, sabotaging the very technology his father helps to create. Explosive and gripping.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Kim Stanley Robinson

Author Bio: Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is a bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and 2312. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. For his book Antarctica, he was sent to the Antarctic by the US National Science Foundation as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 14.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English