THE GOLD COAST. [New York]: Tor, . Octavo, printed wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. Second book of the "Orange County" trilogy, preceded by THE WILD SHORE (1984). THE GOLD COAST, a thematic sequel to THE WILD SHORE, "describes a near-future Orange County of superhighways and designer drugs that is only marginally different from our own." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-918. "A well-written coming-of-age story set in a polluted, multi-freewayed twenty-first-century southern California. In reality, it's a sensitive novel about the present, writ slightly larger (but then California always was a science fiction story)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 159. "Brilliantly illustrates the craziness of technology out of control, the craziness of our own lives, here and now." - Paul McAuley, Interzone. "A rich, brave book." - John Clute. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy. (#50258).