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Linda Nagata


(Linda Webb)
USA flag (b.1960)

Linda Nagata grew up in a rented beach house on the north shore of Oahu. She graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in zoology and worked for a time at Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui. She has been a writer, a mom, a programmer of database-driven websites, and lately a publisher and book designer. She is the author of eight novels including The Bohr Maker, winner of the Locus Award for best first novel, and the novella "Goddesses," the first online publication to receive a Nebula award. She lives with her husband in their long-time home on the island of Maui.

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Nanotech Succession
Tech-Heaven (1995)
1. The Bohr Maker (1995)
2. Deception Well (1997)
3. Vast (1998)
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Stories of the Puzzle Lands
1. The Dread Hammer (2011)
2. Hepen the Watcher (2012)
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Red Trilogy
1. First Light (2013)
2. The Trials (2015)
3. Going Dark (2015)
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Anthologies containing stories by Linda Nagata
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Short stories
Spectral Expectations (1987)
Career Decision (1988)
In the Tide (1989)
Liberator (1993)
Small Victories (1993)
Old Mother (1995)
The Bird Catcher's Children (1997)
Hooks, Nets & Time (1997)
The Flood (1998)
Goddesses [short story] (1999)Nebula Awards


Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (2001) : Goddesses [short story]
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : Memory
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : First Light
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : First Light
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2016) : Going Dark


Linda Nagata recommends
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Gunpowder Moon (2018)
David Pedreira
"In Gunpowder Moon, David Pedreira has crafted an excellent near-future thriller. This one’s got it all—realistic technology, an all-too-believable political conflict, and characters to care about—in a fast-paced story set amid the moon’s austere beauty."

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