Foothold

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
The New Frontier acts as a beacon for the unusual.

Torn from its native dimension and dropped into the abandoned ruins of the American Northwest, an ambitious alien being takes root in the mind of Lee Bishop, a self-exiled colonist from the now defunct Recolonization Initiative. This union sets in motion a cascade of changes that will reshape minds, bodies and the very structure of the world. More

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Words: 163,070
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465971159
About N.S. Chorman

I grew up on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, where I was raised more or less feral before being forced to attend public school. I started writing speculative fiction at the earliest opportunity. The ideas in my novel Foothold made first contact in high school, fueled by backwoods paranoiac rumors and a healthy diet of pulp.

I am currently seeking a mass market publisher and working on my next story.

Reviews

Review by: Bob Dawson on May 30, 2012 :
The setting of the book, the "New Frontier" in the Pacific Northwest, is very realistically imagined in terms of geography and biology. The human institutions - Harrison/Wyatt Corporation, the Colony, the military, the cult - all are very realistic, containing the biases and weaknesses that come with these organizations, and the way people with quite varied personalities function within them. The reader will recognize behavior patterns with the way these work from their real world experiences with similar institutions.

Mr. Chorman does a remarkable job of populating this world with a large number of well-developed characters. The reader gets to see the world through the thoughts and experiences of many of these characters, with well-structured shifts of perspective. This last quality reminded me of one of my favorite sci-fi books, C.J. Cherryh's "Downbelow Station."

The portrayal of the alien life forms is extraordinarily imaginative, and not at all anthropomorphized. The twists and turns of the plot keep the reader interested, and the fate of individual characters is never certain, lending credibility to the tension and interest.

The one thing I didn't find that I would have appreciated is a map of the area.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: James Jaques on Sep. 04, 2011 :
An excellent book well written. Full of action with an interesting plot. It leaves me hoping that there will be a sequel. great work!
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