|Plot Summary of The Wild Shore|
|"THE WILD SHORE is the first novel, published in 1984, of the californian trilogy of Kim Stanley Robinson.
In 2060, only a few families live in San Onofre, between Los Angeles and San Diego. They have survived the nuclear bombing of the U.S.A. in 1987. They are farmers and fishermen and they try to rebuild a society without any technology under the satellite eyes of Japan that are observing them all year long. The californian climate has changed and storms and snow are now quite common in the area. One day, two men coming from San Diego announce them that a U.S. resistance movement against the enemy is active in their city. The young people of San Onofre, against the opinion of their parents, want to join this movement. They will learn that there's a great difference between the idealistic independence war they're dreaming of and the dirty guerilla war they will have to fight in the middle of the ruins of Los Angeles. "
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Wild Shore|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript. of private male anat.
- descript. of non-breast female anat.
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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