The second book in the "Earth" trilogy set in 21st-century Orange County, California, following a nuclear holocaust. It's a mass-culture, video-saturated world and the living looks easy. Jim McPherson, a 27-year-old adrift in this affluent society, lives his life through dreams of the past.
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Orange County, California, in the 21st Century. Designer drugs, freeways that glide, soar and loop through the landscape; it's a mass-culture, video-saturated world, and the living looks easy…
Jim McPherson, a twenty-seven-year-old adrift in this affluent society, lives his life through the dreams of the past. Dennis, his father, is an aerospace engineer deeply involved in military research, a fact that Jim ignores – until he becomes a minor urban terrorist out of boredom. The lives of father and son, separate for so long, are finally on a collision course.
Kim Stanley Robinson has created an ironic, multi-layered vision of life in the 21st Century, which will enhance his reputation as one of the finest SF writers of the late twentieth century.
"Robinson's Orange County books make their market-place competitors look trivial"
"Robinson's writing ranks in the highest levels of the genre"
"Robinson is a skilful and intelligent writer"
Kim Stanley Robinson was born in 1952. After travelling and working around the world, he settled in his beloved California. He is widely regarded as the finest science fiction writer working today, noted as much for the verisimilitude of his characters as the meticulously researched scientific basis of his work. He has won just about every major sf award there is to win and is the author of the massively successful and highly praised ‘Mars’ series.
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Book Description Collins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6480209