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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 eually desperate to use it for his own ver 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 bu

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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 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 augme

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Y 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 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


10 thoughts on “Frontera

  1. says:

    What would an semi cyberpunk future look like from the Martian frontier far from the mega cities of Earth If the corporations that govern the world sent you an unstable augmented mercenary to search for highly profitable secret technology you just might find outspoiler alert they did

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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 itBut it's much It's also traditional science fiction that hearkens back to the Golden Age uick turning plot set on Mars physics as the driving force beh

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    Really enjoyed this Its not pure cyberpunk but has elements I really enjoy looking at writers from their time points and predicting certain aspects of human development Theres some tech in here that Shiner predicted Very co

  6. says:

    Full review Lewis Shiner’s Frontera 1984 a paranoid romp across post democratic landscapes both Earth and Mars of decay and corporate takeover contains a hypnotic premise and a not entirely convincing plot Be prepared for a maelstrom of ideas and images Subliminal messages An abandoned Martian colony Implanted Biological RAM A dangerous voyage to Mars in old NASA shuttles Corporate mercenaries Hyper violence

  7. says:

    Ambition drove their dreams blinding them to the price others would pay 10 years ago governments around the world collapsed In the

  8. says:

    This is one of my favorite Mars set novels and is a tight brisk action scenario with enough High cyberpunk elements to satisfy any seeker of sameIt's also a deeply affecting exploration of the human spirit which is a bonus in a men's adventure type story Shiner excels at this sort of revisionist genre exercise

  9. says:

    Bunch of neurotics going to a space adventureThere are some good ideas but the heroes are dull and monochrome storyline i

  10. says:

    Ideas presented in this novel much 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

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