#Review: New Frontier – Jeremy Lee
An unexpected attack on The Argos has rendered it useless for the time being. Most of its crew are either missing or dead. Getting the ship back to where it needs to be is going to be trying. Granted, the ship itself has utilized its defense system to overcome the attack. Without an able-bodied crew, however, it’ll make things that much harder.
Several survivors are intent on putting The Argos back together in the hopes that they’ll be able to overcome what’s happened to them. They know doing so won’t be easy. Most especially since whoever orchestrated the attack is still at large. Each of the remaining crew members know they’ll need to work together if they’re to succeed in fulfilling the task at hand. Their country and those on the planet are counting on them, and they aim to make things happen, no matter what.
As greed and corruption continue to surface around them, the crew soon realizes just how precarious their situation is. Someone aims to make The Argos their own, and they’ll do so by any means necessary. She’s faster than the speed of light, after all, and her technology is coveted by many.
Determined to band together in hopes of surviving what’s yet to come their way, the crew soon sees just how much things have changed. There’s a vast horizon out there, unexplored and hidden from people’s view. If they’re to succeed in making things happen, they’ll need to regroup and trust one another as they strive to put the ship together, once and for all, to ultimately fulfill their goal. The question is, can they do so without suffering another attack in the process?
This was definitely an intriguing story. The story is very thought-provoking, and definitely deserves a read. I just found it difficult, at times, to really get into the story. The reason being is there were too many fluctuating point-of-views. A chapter would start with one person, and quickly swap to someone else several paragraphs down to then swap to another person thereafter.
Overall, New Frontier is nicely written, and it does pique the reader’s interest. The author has built a very complex world that clearly shows throughout the book. This is a story any science-fiction aficionado would enjoy. At least, I think so. It’s definitely a good read.
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About the book: As a new era dons for humanity with all the attendant celebrations and riots, finally breaking the bonds which left us tied to the Solar System is reported as being the moment which unites all the disparate parts of the world and brings us into an era of peace and discovery, and yet this giant leap is almost instantly marred by greed erupting into violence. The Argos, the ship sent out on this historic mission, is left adrift and crippled far from home, survivors of this mysterious attack struggle to hold their ship together and come to the rescue of homesteaders and compatriots relying on them to not only survive but retaliate, and rescue a world where the Solar System has become a rugged frontier ripe for colonization and opportunity filled with the honest and ruthless carving out lives past the veil of civilization.
Several rival corporations, monopolies delving into every industry imaginable, have all but supplanted nation-states, keeping governments around only as a necessary fiction to pacify populations, and the realm of business now reaches into politics, military, religion, and all other aspects of human life. The frontier regions of space are a place filled with new homesteaders, miners, merchants, bandits, and scientific minds that is barely able to keep from slipping into total anarchy, a frontier region where people can disappear from their lives and head off into the unknown. New Frontier is an adventure which stretches from the furthest reaches of space, to slums in backwater cities, to the lunar capitol, and ultimately onto the wreckage of the great ship. The gallant and the selfish alike are forced to face the best and worst of human civilization far from home and decide what they truly believe in.
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About the author: Born in Odessa, Texas Jeremy grew up mostly in southern New Mexico. Strongly influenced by his grandmother’s adoration of history, and his mother’s love of reading, both of which he adopted early in life. Inheriting a work ethic from his father which served him well in the manic world of theater, Jeremy Lee started out writing for the stage, first in Denver and then in small New York venues while attending the New York School for Film and Television.
With 2011’s Where I’m Bound I Can’t Tell he began working in novels with a deeply personal look at growing up without growing old, which simultaneously expanded into a worldwide adventure through the 20th century.
Kings of New York began a long and rewarding relationship with Neverland Publishing, which continues even today. This gangster tale played in the wonderland of 20’s New York, and painted a picture of cons just trying to survive and make a dishonest living the ruthless world they inhabit.
With New Frontier his career took an abrupt turn, looking not into the past but into the possibilities of the future. Exploring themes of strife, political corruption, greed, adventure, and religion, the book touched off a storm from reviewers.
Jeremy Lee currently lives in Denver with his family, writing ferociously when he can’t find and excuse to be in the middle of nowhere fishing, getting blissfully lost in a museum, or occasionally just watching old Bogart movies and eating pizza on the couch.