Lewis Shiner's Literary Debut, November 6, 2001
Reviewer: John Kwok (New York, NY)
This exceptional early cyberpunk novel should be in print. Shiner offers a spellbinding look at the early human exploration of Mars that is replete with dense, lyrical prose. Stylistically, Shiner draws more from Sterling's than Gibson's work in his realistic depiction of space travel. Anyone interested in cyberpunk fiction should regard "Frontera" as part of their essential reading.
Early cyberpunk novel, June 14, 2000
Reviewer: A reader
The bigger luminaries of the cyberpunk world are quick to include Shiner as one of their own, and this is the book which makes the cut. An entertaining novel in and of itself, it obviously has a lot of cyberpunk staples which have gotten pretty trite. One of the most interesting themes of the book parallels one of the character's journey through a Jungian archetypal legend that hearkens back to high school English class.