The Gold Coast: Three Californias

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Tom Doherty Associates, May 15, 1995 - Fiction - 389 pages
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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 the second novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias trilogy.

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User Review  - paperloverevolution - LibraryThing

Possibly the most heartbreaking of the three, this novel grapples with the question of what one person can accomplish in the face of the great industrial machine. Read full review

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User Review  - seldombites - LibraryThing

Part of Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias trilogy, The Gold Coast is an alternative view of life in the 21st century. The writing style is unique and was a little annoying and distracting at ... Read full review

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Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias trilogy -- The Gold Coast, The Wild Shore and Pacific Edge -- has been observed as "an intriguing work, one that will delight and entertain you, and, most importantly, cause you to stop and think" (The Santa Ana Register). His many other novels include Escape from Kathmandu and Green Mars -- which won the Hugo and Locus Award for Best Novel.

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