Author Archives: Linda Nagata

About Linda Nagata

Linda Nagata is the author of many novels and short stories including the far-future novel Memory, a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial award, the novella “Goddesses,” the first online publication to receive a Nebula award, and the story "Nahiku West," a finalist for the 2013 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Though best known for science fiction, she writes fantasy too, exemplified by her “scoundrel lit” series Stories of the Puzzle Lands. Her newest novel is The Last Good Man, a near-future military thriller due out in June.

“The Martian Obelisk” – A New Story at Tor.com

“The Martian Obelisk” is my first story for Tor.com and it’s just up today. Find it here online. This is a story I originally wrote a few years ago, but I wasn’t happy with it. In part, it struck me … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Ninefox Gambit

I started, and failed to finish, three or four novels before picking up Yoon Ha Lee’s Ninefox Gambit. If you’re looking for something different, something challenging and endlessly interesting — a puzzle to be figured out — try this one. … Continue reading

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Recommended: Summit by Harry Farthing

I loved this novel. Summit is what I like to call a literary thriller — adventure, conflict, brave deeds, beautifully written, filled with philosophy and politics, and not formulaic. It’s the debut effort of Harry Farthing who, from his website, … Continue reading

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Recommended: Darktown

Thomas Mullen is the author of Darktown, a novel set in Atlanta shortly after World War II, in a time when black police officers were first allowed to work in the Atlanta Police Department. Darktown succeeds on multiple levels. First, … Continue reading

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Recommended Audiobook:
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The full title of Trevor Noah’s childhood memoir is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. I picked this audiobook because it had been named a best book of the year by several publications, and because the sample … Continue reading

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Some Insight on the Editorial Process

(This post was originally published in April 2014 at the author’s personal blog Hahvi.net.) For those of you who are writers, I’d thought I’d talk a little about the editorial process behind my newest books. The process I use to … Continue reading

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New Story: “The Way Home”

Operation Arcana, an anthology of military fantasy stories edited by John Joseph Adams, is out today in both print and ebook editions. The anthology includes stories by T.C. McCarthy, Genevieve Valentine, Myke Cole, Elizabeth Moon, and many more, including me. … Continue reading

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Carol Severance, a remembrance

I was saddened to learn that Carol Severance has recently passed away. For those who don’t know her, Carol was a science fiction writer from Hawaii. There aren’t many of us here in the islands, and she was an important … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 6-25-2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? • What … Continue reading

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