Published by Baen Books (Simon & Schuster), July 1984
Subterranean's "Definitive Edition" trade paperback is available from Amazon.
Here's a preview of the first chapter.
The complete novel is available as a free PDF download on the Fiction Liberation Front site.
Quotes and Reviews
"Frontera is hard-edged and colorful and relentless, and altogether a compelling read. Shiner paints his picture of the day after tomorrow with a gritty realism that makes you believe every minute of it."
—George R. R. Martin
"Extraordinarilly accomplished first novel...his pacing is brisk, his scientific extrapolation well-informed, and his characterization nothing short of outstanding...This is 'realism' of a sort seldom found in commercial or literary fiction; to find it in a first novel makes one eager for more."
—Chicago Sun Times
"Well written...inspired...a breezy, terrific read."