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Frontera (1984) [Novel]
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Kane: unwitting human weapon in a struggle for new technology - A lot of dreams died when NASA went belly-up. One was Frontera, the first permanent Mars settlement. Though almost a hundred colonists refused to board when the last shuttle left for Earth, they were ghosts now. At least, that's how Kane figured it - until the giant conglomerate Pulsystems mounted the first space flight in ten years, destination Mars. The hardware was aging, the mission high-risk and low-redundancy. But for Kane, corporate mercenary in Pulsystem's hire, there was no backing down. And conditions at Frontera were stranger than anyone could have guessed. There was treasure on Mars, treasure that Pulsystems wanted - and that Kane found himself programmed to bring home. Whether he willed it or no, he was a weapon...in a war he'd never joined.

Original title: Frontera
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnologySpace Flight
FictionScience FictionPoliticalCorporate Rule

Edition #1: Frontera

Frontera (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Arresting!" Rolling Stone
  • "Well written...inspired...A credible near-future space adventure involving corporate warfare at a Martian settlement; and a breezy terrific read." Heavy Metal
  • "Extraordinarily 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
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Frontera (1984)


ISBN: 0671558994

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