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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Classic Kim Stanley Robinson poetic mysticism
This book was published over 30 years ago and got a few things right.
It predicts a future of autonomous drones and self-driving cars pretty closely.
Other predictions didn't pan out like changes in the institution of marriage and stalled out progress in the developing world.
It's got compelling characters and delivers on that classic KSR poetic mysticism.