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New Frontier: An Alternate History Novel (New Frontier Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Cliff Ball
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Book Description

In this alternate history novel, Book 1 of 2 of The New Frontier Series, what-if Ronald Reagan became President in 1976 instead? The President continues with the moon landings and declares that a moon base would be established by 1979, followed by a Mars Base by 1989. The Soviets decide to up the ante by building an interstellar starship, and send it on its way as the U.S. establishes a permanent presence on the Moon. The U.S. builds a space station, followed by a base on Mars, that will eventually be turned into a colony. We follow America's progress from the moon to Mars, along with the Teacher in Space Program, to an eventual starship mission out of the solar system, which will continue in book two, Final Frontier.

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Check out the sequel, Final Frontier, or the combined novel, Beyond the New Frontier.

About the Author

Cliff Ball lives in Texas, is a Christian, has 2 BA's and a Technical Writing Certificate. Cliff has published 8 novels and 2 short stories so far. Visit his website at

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  • File Size: 453 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
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  • Language: English
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Danger Will Robinson! January 19, 2012
By Jeff
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This reads like a talented 5th grader with an interest in political history and star trek decided to write a serious alternate history. This starts in the 1960's and has interstellar ion drive by the 90's because of how Marilyn Monroe died. Illogical leaps of cause and effect render this a waste of time. If it was a fun read, I could allow for some dumb stuff, but it's not even mildly interesting. The story has near zero character development.
I do not like writing negative reviews but as this has a 4 star rating(only one review), I felt I should warn others as I would have wished others had warned me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read March 26, 2012
I enjoyed reading New Frontier since it was an easy read and easy to follow. There is no real character development. There are some rather intriguing parts. The ending definitely makes you want to read what is coming up next. I also liked the prologue. It was the most interesting prologue I have ever read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A SyFi Novel May 17, 2015
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I think this may be the most thought provoking SyFi read in quite some time. The story lines make light speed jumps indifferent directions without losing continuity...A very good read.....ER
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great plot could have been immensely better January 28, 2015
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Not at all factual. Very little actual science involved in the story line. Great plot could have been immensely better.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written February 25, 2013
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Honestly, I have seen better writing from high school children. The book has little or no character development and juvenile plots.
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Cliff Ball lives in Texas, born in Arizona, is a Christian and is Baptist. Has two BA's, and a Certificate in Technical Communications. Has published more than ten novels and four short stories. Won third in high school for a short story written in Creative Writing class for a young adult magazine. His novels are clean reads: no sex, cussing, and very little violence. Cliff enjoys reading fast paced novels, dislikes a lot of extraneous fluff, so his novels reflect his reading preferences. Blog & Website
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The End Times Saga (Christian Fiction Thrillers):
Times of Turmoil (2013)
Times of Trouble (2012)
Times of Trial (2012)
Jon Ryan (2013)
Xavier Doolittle (2013)
Times of Rebellion (formerly Timothy Phillips)(2013)
Times of Destruction (2014)
Times of Judgment - (2014)
Times of Tribulation - (2014)

An American Journey Series (Christian Historical Fiction)
The Long Journey (2015)

Out of Time - Time Travel (2008)
Don't Mess With Earth - alt history (2009 - no longer available)
The Usurper - political thriller (2010 - no longer available)
Shattered Earth -alternate history/fantasy/scifi (2010)
Voyager and the Aliens (short story) -sci-fi (2011)
Dust Storm (short story) -western (2011)
Beyond the New Frontier (sci-fi, alternate history, time travel) - combo of New Frontier & Final Frontier (2012)


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