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First Light

(2013)
(The first book in the Red Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Reality TV and advanced technology make for high drama in this political thriller that combines the military action of Zero Dark Thirty with the classic science fiction of The Forever War.

Lieutenant James Shelley, who has an uncanny knack for premeditating danger, leads a squad of advanced US Army military tasked with enforcing the peace around a conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. The squad members are linked wirelessly 24/7 to themselves and a central intelligence that guides them via drone relay - and unbeknownst to Shelley and his team, they are being recorded for a reality TV show.

When an airstrike almost destroys their outpost, a plot begins to unravel that's worthy of Crichton and Clancy's best. The conflict soon involves rogue defense contractors, corrupt US politicians, and homegrown terrorists who possess nuclear bombs. Soon Shelley must accept that the helpful warnings in his head could be AI. But what is the cost of serving its agenda?



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Used availability for Linda Nagata's First Light

Hardback Editions

June 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Red: First Light (The Red Trilogy)
Author(s): Linda Nagata
ISBN: 1-4814-4657-6 / 978-1-4814-4657-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saga Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Red: First Light (The Red Trilogy)
Author(s): Linda Nagata
ISBN: 1-4814-4093-4 / 978-1-4814-4093-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Saga Press
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Red: First Light
Author(s): Linda Nagata
ISBN: 1-937197-13-1 / 978-1-937197-13-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mythic Island Press LLC
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Red: First Light (Red Trilogy)
Author(s): Linda Nagata
ISBN: 1-5226-3774-5 / 978-1-5226-3774-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Red: First Light
Author(s): Linda Nagata
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Red: First Light (The Red Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Linda Nagata
Publisher: Mythic Island Press LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Red: First Light (The Red Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Linda Nagata
Publisher: Saga Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA