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.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler