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Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Nominated for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

North America, 2065. In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this “green” world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community’s idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.

The final volume in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Three Californias triptych, Pacific Edge is a brilliant work of science fiction and an outstanding literary achievement.

Editorial Reviews

“Twenty-five years after its print publication, Pacific Edge finally has an audio edition, thanks to Stefan Rudnicki and Skyboat Media…No other book in my collection has the power to uplift me with hope and optimism like this one…Pacific Edge is an inspiring story about inspiring stories. It’s even more relevant now than it was a quarter century ago.”

Cory Doctorow

“Through a blend of dirt-under-fingernails naturalism and lyrical magical realism, Robinson invites us to share his characters’ intensely personal, intensely loyal attachment to what they have. The result is a bittersweet utopia that may shame you into entertaining new hope for the future.”

New York Times Book Review

“An outstanding achievement…Robinson’s writing ranks in the highest levels of the genre. The book generates a soaring optimism.”

Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Kim Stanley Robinson is noted for the verisimilitude of his characters and for the meticulously researched hard-science basis of his work. His works contain ecological themes and emphasize the strong link between the human characters and the natural world. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo awards. 

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Reader Biography

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

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