Best Read [LewisShiner] ñ Frontera || [Memoir Book] PDF Å

By LewisShiner | Comments: ( 406 ) | Date: ( Oct 14, 2019 )

Ten years ago the world s governments collapsed, and now the corporations are in control Houston s Pulsystems has sent an expedition to the lost Martian colony of Frontera to search for survivors Reese, aging hero of the US space program, knows better The colonists are not only alive, they have discovered a secret so devastating that the new rulers of Earth will stop atTen years ago the world s governments collapsed, and now the corporations are in control Houston s Pulsystems has sent an expedition to the lost Martian colony of Frontera to search for survivors Reese, aging hero of the US space program, knows better The colonists are not only alive, they have discovered a secret so devastating that the new rulers of Earth will stop at nothing to own it Reese is equally desperate to use it for his own very personal agenda But none of them have reckoned with Kane, tortured veteran of the corporate wars, whose hallucinatory voices are urging him to complete an ancient cycle of heroism and alter the destiny of the human race.


  • Title: Frontera
  • Author: LewisShiner
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Comments Frontera

  • Greg

    Published in 1984 as a near-future science-fiction novel, the technology described in it is very much rooted in the early 1980s. Only the existence of a human colony on Mars, the attendant interplanetary space travel between it and Earth, and the occasional use of lasers as weapons, are significantly futuristic (apart from a new technological discovery that takes place in the course of the book). Thus, there are no references to mobile phones, CD-ROMs, flash drives, DVDs, computer games, MP3/MP4 [...]


  • Allan Dyen-Shapiro

    I love Lewis Shiner's later work and his short fiction, so I picked up his first novel. This is the one that got him lumped in with the cyberpunk crowd. Yes, there is augmentation of humans with computer hardware. Yes, it is dystopian. And yes, fans of cyberpunk (me included) would enjoy it.But it's much more. It's also traditional science fiction that hearkens back to the Golden Age. Quick turning plot, set on Mars, physics as the driving force behind societal progress.And it's a period piece p [...]


  • Melinda

    Shiner shows us an Earth where unchecked capitalism has left our cities in ruins and our people crushed under the heel of monolithic corporations. Nationalism is dead, but it's been replaced by the same greedy bastards that once used Nationalism to line their pockets. Did I mention this was written in 1984? I suppose there's a reason that science fiction published in 1984 resonates so strongly right now. I try not to think too hard about it because it makes me want to throw up. In fact--hang on [...]


  • Adam

    Ambition drove their dreams, blinding them to the price others would pay. 10 years ago governments around the world collapsed. In the chaos, communication with the Martian colony, Frontera, was lost. Ten years later the world’s most powerful companies have decided to mount an expedition to Mars. Even dead, the colony is an important step towards reclaiming the stars. But when they arrive the crew find Frontera alive and well, and in no mood for visitors. Tensions mount as secrets come to light [...]


  • Bill

    I believe I found this book on a list of essential Cyberpunk reading, and I can see why it could make a cyberpunk list, but I would personally categorize it as SciFi. It was a fine story, but I doubt that it will stand out in any significant way over time.


  • Brian

    Ideas presented in this novel much more interesting than the characters, nevertheless still an enjoyable read if you can ignore the arch typical Russians that remind me of vaudeville villains with long twisted mustaches and evil laughs.


  • Alex Kobyakov

    Bunch of neurotics going to a space adventure.There are some good ideas, but the heroes are dull and monochrome, storyline is pretty much straight and anecdotal "Russians" pictured in the book are laughable 30 years later.Not recommended.


  • J

    potentially interesting but had to give up on it.


  • Kamil Muzyka

    A work of cyberpunk without cyberspace. Yet still there is a lot of the cyberpunk world building.Recommended for those who like to see a space based cyberpunk.


  • David Tindell

    An accessible cyberpunk novel. Enjoyable read, but won't change your life.


  • Jim Cherry

    It’s hard to know how to review Frontera, as a debut novel? It is Lewis Shiner’s debut novel but it was originally published in 1984, and is part of the definitive editions Subterranean Press is publishing of Shiner’s work. So, do I take into account Shiner’s later work to give the novel context? Or should I review it as any literary debut?Lewis Shiner is categorized with cyberpunk writers like William Gibson. I really don’t see it, Frontera and the other science fiction that Shiner ha [...]


  • Neon Snake

    Brilliant - Golden Age Sci-Fi skewered with a mid-80s realness.Sci-fi, I think, tends to benefit more than most other genres from a shot of real (with the exception of books like Stainless Steel Rat), to pop the earnestness of the more po-faced hard-fi. I've had this on my list of "cyberpunk books to go back to" for a while, and I'm glad I did. Read by the oh-so-Clint tones of Stefan Rudnicki (also of Hardwired), it did much to take me back to the late-80s and discovering the genre for the first [...]


  • Richard Swan

    Frontera didn't do it for me. I read it off the back of one glowing review but, all-in-all, I didn't like the characters, and the classical references felt very crowbarred in to me, like Shiner had enjoyed that stuff as a child and really wanted to get it in no matter how jarring. For a book written in the 80s, it was very low tech, too--Shiner's imagination on what shape future technology might take is very limited. I was baffled as to why so many choose to class this as cyberpunk, as the cybe [...]


  • Nathan Glenn

    Interesting, but sometimes overly graphic or dramatic.


  • morbidflight

    I actually really liked this, and though I had a suspicion that it was an older novel, it read very nearly timelessly. By that I don't mean that it wasn't Cold War era space projected forward a bit, but that it could have been written anytime in the past forty years. The characters made more sense after reading their focalization, which is a tad bit unfortunate. It reminded me of the kind of utopian dystopian sci fi I used to read, the golden age stuff. Also, it's definitely cyberpunk. If the co [...]


  • Alien

    Vorsicht Spoiler!Anfangs recht gut. Spartanisch und realistisch, mit der typischen 80er Lust an der Depression und dem Niedergang. Dann kommt die Sache mit dem genialen Mutantenmädchen, das mal kurz die Energiegewinnung aus Antimaterie und die Transmittertechnologie entdeckt und auch technisch umsetzen kann. Das ist einfach nur Käse. Dann viel Action, zu viele Akteure und ein unglaubwürdiges unhappy/happy Ende. Trotzdem 3 Punkte von mir


  • Modi123

    On face - not a bad book, but nothing super duper spectacular. Nations have broken down, corporations are picking up the pieces, and a colony on mars was thought dead. A whole mess of intrigue, the colony's there, and old nation-state axes begin to grind. A lot of greek-heroic subtext (or not so subtle sub text). Some descriptions fell flat (I guess the colony had other people, but you are damned if you didn't have a name), and the disjointed plot prods were so so.


  • Erik Angle

    A great, breezy read with some very interesting concepts.I've been going thru Lewis Shiner's work in order of publication. This was his first novel (everything before was short stories). Very nice debut. He continues to climb the ladder of my favorite authors.If you want to read a cyberpunk novel taking on a golden age sci-fi topic, then you'll want to check out Frontera.


  • Cristián

    Interesting setting, but poorly developed story. It's been a long time since I've been dissapointed this much by a book.Would definitely not recommend it if you have something else in your book "backlog".


  • Thomas

    Good read, but leaves you hanging a bit at the end. Still, I enjoyed reading this early work by one of the folks who helped establish the thing we call cyberpunk.


  • Jossy

    Overall, I liked it. But I like space a lot.


  • Lee

    An early entry into the Cyberpunk genre. The characters are rich and believable, with a complex backstory. A spellbinding look at the early human exploration of Mars


  • Cgarvie

    Really 3.5 starts oh ho0w i long for half starsEnjoyed teh story but found it a difficult read


  • M.k. Yost

    Points for being short and not overly didactic, but a few dings on the over-all score for not discussing Mars so much as transporter technology and antimatter.


  • lluke

    Felt either too short and rushed, or too long and drawn out, otherwise fine I guess. it was strange to be reading about Mars, while "the Martian" is getting so much attn.


  • Steve Kinsman

    Well written and really has some fresh ideas. I was set to give it 4 stars but felt the ending was disappointingly flat.


  • Kris

    Some interesting stuff but not enough to overcome the annoying (outdated) classic scifi elements - I don't mind these at all in an otherwise strong book, but in a book like this


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