The Three Californias Triptych

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 148 ratings

The Wild Shore Publisher's Summary

From the author of the award-winning Mars trilogy comes a vision of a radically different alternative future, where every day is a fight to survive.

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.

Kim Stanley Robinson's first novel, The Wild Shore, is an epic tale that will appeal to adults and young adults alike.

©1984 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Wild Shore

    • The Three Californias Triptych, Book 1
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but characters are racist and sexist

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • The Gold Coast

    • The Three Californias Triptych, Book 2
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • Pacific Edge

    • The Three Californias Triptych, Book 3
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No escapism here

    • By Pam on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $24.47