Pacific Edge is an inspiring story about inspiring stories. It’s even more relevant now than it was a quarter century ago.
Before he published his well-known Mars trilogy chronicling the settlement and terraforming of Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson first took on a slightly closer locale: Orange County, California.
Kim Stanley Robinson is a prolific American science fiction writer. His novels have won nearly a dozen major science fiction awards, including two Hugo Awards for Best Novel (Green Mars and Blue Mars), two Nebula Awards for Best Novel (Red Mars and 2312), the World Fantasy Award (Black Air), a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (Pacific Edge), and multiple Locus Awards.
PACIFIC EDGE: The Three Californias Triptych, Book 3
Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nominated for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
“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.” –downpour.com
The Three Californias Triptych is comprised of THE WILD SHORE (1984), THE GOLD COAST (1988), and PACIFIC EDGE (1990). All describe different near-futures in Orange County, and all are now available as audiobooks, narrated by the one and only Stefan Rudnicki!