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Linda Nagata
Linda Nagata is a Nebula and Locus-award-winning author. Her more recent work includes short fiction “Nahiku West,” runner up for the 2013 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the novel THE RED: FIRST LIGHT, a near-future military thriller that was a finalist for both the Nebula Award and the... show more



Linda Nagata is a Nebula and Locus-award-winning author. Her more recent work includes short fiction “Nahiku West,” runner up for the 2013 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the novel THE RED: FIRST LIGHT, a near-future military thriller that was a finalist for both the Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Though best known for science fiction, she also writes fantasy, exemplified by her "scoundrel lit" series Stories of the Puzzle Lands. Linda has spent most of her life in Hawaii, where she’s been a writer, a mom, and a programmer of database-driven websites. She lives with her husband in their long-time home on the island of Maui.

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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 5 months ago
"The Last Good Man" is a Compelling immersive tale of a near-future Military Contractor seeking the truth about her son's brutal execution. I wasn't sure this would be my kind of book. Set in the near future, it tells the story of a woman soldier working for a Private Military Contra...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 1 year ago
Series: The Red #1 This felt like a pretty standard military SF novel. It takes place on Earth, not in space, but we have soldiers in exoskeletons ("dead sisters" because they look like bones, sort of) fighting far from home and they have skullcaps that help them manage their emotional states (use...
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I have no idea why I enjoyed this near-future military trilogy as much as I did, but there you go, I did.The hero of the trilogy, James Shelley, has gone through hell... multiple times. He's been manipulated, pushed from pillar to post, lied to, betrayed... jeez... all kinds of horrible things. An...
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This is a genre that I seldom read, near-future, sort of post-apocalyptic, military fiction; but DAMN, I like this series. It's almost like ... well, I want to say good Tom Clancy with twists.This is the continuation of the events in First Light, book one of the series. Again, we follow the 1st per...
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it 4 years ago
Nagata wasn't kidding about the title, Going Dark, boy howdy. It's a military term for dropping under the radar, but here it's also about questioning every living loving thing you might believe in. Going Dark is a drag, a little, as a novel. It's mostly Shelley and Tran and the other guy pointing gu...
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