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.
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.