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Linda Nagata

Autor(a) de The Bohr Maker

45+ Works 2,969 Membros 174 Críticas 7 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) "Trey Shiels" is a pseudonym Linda Nagata used on some editions of "The Dread Hammer".

Séries

Obras por Linda Nagata

The Bohr Maker (1995) 429 exemplares
The Red: First Light (2013) 380 exemplares
Vast (1998) 324 exemplares
Limit of Vision (2001) 265 exemplares
Memory (2003) 262 exemplares
Deception Well (1997) 242 exemplares
Tech-Heaven (1995) 166 exemplares
The Trials (2015) 144 exemplares
Going Dark (2015) 137 exemplares
The Last Good Man (2017) 114 exemplares
Edges (2019) 113 exemplares
Skye Object 3270a (2010) 68 exemplares
The Martian Obelisk (2017) 59 exemplares
Hepen the Watcher (2012) 49 exemplares
Silver (2019) 42 exemplares
The Dread Hammer (2011) 29 exemplares
Pacific Storm (2020) 20 exemplares
Needle (2022) 18 exemplares
The Snow Chanter (2021) 14 exemplares
The Long War (2021) 10 exemplares
Goddesses & Other Stories (2011) 9 exemplares
Goddesses (2011) 7 exemplares
Nahiku West 6 exemplares
The Wild (2013) 4 exemplares
Nightside on Callisto 3 exemplares
Attitude and Other Stories (2022) 2 exemplares
In the Tide 2 exemplares
The Martian Obelisk 2 exemplares
Through Your Eyes 2 exemplares
Attitude [short fiction] (2014) 2 exemplares
Codename: Delphi 1 exemplar
The Flood 1 exemplar
Old Mother 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (2010) — Contribuidor — 239 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (2013) — Contribuidor — 218 exemplares
Infinite Stars (2017) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven (2013) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Reach for Infinity (2014) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Six (2014) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2002: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy (2002) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies (2017) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Infinity's End (2018) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
War Stories: New Military Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Operation Arcana (2015) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Mission Critical (2019) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera (2015) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve (2018) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 27 • August 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
infinities (2011) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 47 • April 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 37, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2013] (2013) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War (2016) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 118 (July 2016) (2016) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Nightmare Magazine, September 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Bifrost n°89 : spécial Nancy Kress (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10 (Volume 10) (2018) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Shiels, Trey
Data de nascimento
1960-11-07
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
San Diego, California, USA
Locais de residência
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Educação
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nota de desambiguação
"Trey Shiels" is a pseudonym Linda Nagata used on some editions of "The Dread Hammer".

Membros

Críticas

Second book in a series starts with a very interesting, albeit highly confusing military trial of our hero Lt Shelley and his team. Following their actions against the industry giant [intent of destroying the mysterious Red even if it means detonating the nuclear weapons on US territory] Shelley's team is charged with working with outside national force to penalize US citizen.

While public opinion is very much leaning towards Shelley's team, mysterious forces, both antagonistic and supportive of our heroes, start to approach and execute their own plans. While Shelley will try to stay out of the obvious conflict between Red and the Dragons (long living, almost immortal corporate leaders) he will find himself sucked into conflicts with various factions, shadow military outfits, paramilitaries bent on controlling the Red and finally outfit that seems to be directly at Red's service.

Author's style is truly beautiful and - as story progresses and our heroes are bounced around the urban areas hit by bomb attacks, rural areas under constant buzz of drones and automated weapons hunting for them to final battle that will leave Shelley at the mercy of of the nature - Nagata manages to give us various entanglements between the members of the team, their fears, their sorrow when teammates are harmed or even killed, constant attempts to finding the meaning for themselves in the new world outside the military that discharged them from service after the trials.

There is not a boring moment in the book, and this includes love scenes and flirts between team-members, that I usually find very boring and nothing but page filler.

Action scenes are wonderfully written, everyone is fair game, everyone can be hurt and even killed (that boarding operation on the cargo ship was breath taking, and action on the Dragon owned Earth orbiting satellite-habitat was so reminiscent of Neuromancer it got me giggling with joy :)) so you are glued to the very last page to see how it will end.

If you like stories like that of TV show Person of Interest - this is the book for you.

Highly recommended to fans of SF, action, and political thrillers. Onto the last book in the series :)
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Zare | 8 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
there's a lot going on in this hard sf series, #4 of 5 in the far future with all these posthuman adventurers sailing across time in the universe, and it's all captivating if you start at the beginning. i've been reading Linda Nagata for a long time and she never lets me down. great climax too, and an intriguing setup for Book 5, when she gets that one written.
 
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macha | Mar 10, 2024 |
There were things I really liked about this book. The premise of the Red (which I won't go into because spoilers), the bleak idea of defense contractors starting and continuing wars so they can sell weapons, the beginning and the ending.

But the only character with any substance is Shelley, the MC, and he isn't that developed. Everyone else is basically cardboard, especially Shelley's crew of soldiers. Even his girlfriend is pretty flat. And the villain, too, seems very threadbare. So I just didn't connect with any of the people, and I didn't care what happened to them.

In addition, the plot jerks around, not in a thriller-twisty way, but in a kind of wait-what? way. It also dragged in the middle where it wasn't clear what the story was. But despite all that, it was well-written and I was interested enough to finish. Not intending to read the sequels at this time, but you never know.
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½
 
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TheGalaxyGirl | 21 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2024 |
Interesting stories, some are non-standalone [in my opinion] tie-ins (the fantasy one with the chivalrous smoke demon) that might leave the reader a little bit confused because the story just drops you in the middle of things, some are tie-ins that can stand on their own (e.g. RED related stories) and some are pure standalone adventures (like excellent inter-dimensional fantasy/SF story and the horror story with the survivors of the airplane crash).

Good collection, but again that is to be expected from Linda Nagata.

Highly recommended.
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Zare | Jan 23, 2024 |

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Obras
45
Also by
31
Membros
2,969
Popularidade
#8,590
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
174
ISBN
84
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
7

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