Frontera cover

Published by Baen Books (Simon & Schuster), July 1984
Reprinted by Subterranean, August 2010

Finalist 1984 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Finalist 1984 Philip K. Dick Award for Best Paperback Original


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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."

Heavy Metal


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