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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kim Stanley Robinson Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Three Californias Triptych Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • Nominated for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
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