eBook (PDF), 611 Pages
The New Frontier acts as a beacon for the unusual. There are the humans: idealists, rogues and religious seekers who signed on as colonists in an attempt to re-populate vast abandoned regions of the American Northwest. All came to the New Frontier seeking something, only to find themselves living in the shadow of the Harrison-Wyatt Corporation and its secretive High-Energy Research Grid. There is also the inhuman: ectoplasm - a strange radiation pulled into our world through the Company's arcane science, teeming with entities able to reshape the material world and influence human minds. As humankind struggles to reclaim its homeworld from the ambivalence of nature, a new nature has come calling...
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Aug 9, 2012I very much enjoyed reading nathan chorman's new book about mankind's meetings and interactions with a new level of consciousness. it reads easily and he handles the large number of characters well. it's the kind of plot you can immerse yourself in as you watch the various characters interact in their different ways (militarily, bureaucratically, spiritually) to this intriguing encounter with the unknown. It's both realistic and imaginative, and i'm looking forward to his next book.
May 16, 2012Foothold is a very imaginative and ambitious book. It is set in the future, following an environmental cataclysm, in a place very much like the coast of south central Alaska. The catalyst for the plot is the encounter of an alternate universe, brought about by high energy experiments conducted by a joint military and corporate group. The setting also includes a nearby failing colony, a religious cult, and "fringers" who have left the colony for survival by hunting a gathering. The alternate universe is populated by beings very different from our world - no silly humanoids! Chorman has done very well at imagining the lifeforms that come to invade our world. The plot is not predictable, in terms of who survives, and how conflicts will resolve. What I found most impressive in the book is that it is populated by many well-defined characters. The perspective in the book shifts frequently, so the reader can view events from the viewpoint of all of the major groups and characters.... More > Chorman also has a good feel for describing the way social groups function or fail to function - the corporate guys, the military, the colony, the cult, the fringers, and others. The failings of some groups, the struggle of exceptional characters, and the shifting perspectives reminded me favorably of on of my favorite sci-fi classics, C.J. Cherryh's "Downbelow Station." My only regret was that a map would have helped me visualize the arrangement of the various scenes and groups better.< Less
Sep 9, 2011This is a fantastically well written and creative book. It is HP Lovecraft meets sci-fi in the post-apocalypse with a disfunctional government. The aliens are believable because they do not conform to ANY stereotypes. Aliens need not conform to any physics or rules on planet earth, cause they're "aliens"! I would love to elaborate, but I won't give spoilers! If your interests include any of the following, this book is for you: * the occult (think cthulu) * biology * half-life (the video game) * zombies * spirituality ala alex grey * quantum physics (multi-dimensional reality)
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- Nathan Spence Chorman (Standard Copyright License)
- September 27, 2011
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