The Three Californias Triptych
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  • 1
    The Wild Shore: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 1 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    The Wild Shore: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    North America, 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, that might yet be - and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth.

    Extremely boring...

    I kept waiting for the story line to pick up the pace, but it never did. The plot is definitely interesting, but the characters and story telling is d..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 31 2016 by Adam Wright ()
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    The Gold Coast: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 2 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    The Gold Coast: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    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.

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    Pacific Edge: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 3 | Kim Stanley Robinson

    Pacific Edge: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    North America, 2065. In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this "green" world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community's idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.

    The final volume in Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias triptych, Pacific Edge is a brilliant work of science fiction and an outstanding literary achievement.

    No escapism here

    Because this book is set only 50 years in the future (2065), it doesn't offer a strong feeling of escape and otherworldliness, as science fiction migh..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2015 by Pam (United States)