Fiction by Linda Nagata

Short Fiction From Other Publishers

Published in 2015

"The Way Home"
A short story, unrelated to any of my other work, included in Operation Arcana, an anthology of military fantasy edited by John Joseph Adams, and also available to read online in the March 2015 issue of Lightspeed Magazine.

Published in 2014

"Light and Shadow"
Near-future military fiction from the story world of The Red. Included in War Stories, an anthology of military science fiction edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak (August 2014). Included in The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera edited by David Afsharirad and published by Baen Books.

"Attitude"
A near-future, hard SF look at contests and conflicts in low-Earth orbit. Included in Jonathan Strahan's hard science fiction anthology Reach For Infinity (May 2014).

"Codename: Delphi"
Near-future science fiction from the story world of my Nebula-nominated novel The Red: First Light. Read it online in the April 2014 issue of Lightspeed Magazine. Included in The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera edited by David Afsharirad and published by Baen Books.

Published in 2013

"Halfway Home"
A dark fantasy with a here-&-now setting...or is it magic realism? In either case, read it online in the September 2013 issue of Nightmare Magazine.

Selected for the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List and included in The Best Horror of the Year Volume Six.

"Out In The Dark"
A Nanotech Succession short story, the second to feature Commonwealth police officer Zeke Choy. Published in the June 2013 issue of Analog and included in The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2014, edited by Rich Horton.

Asimov cover April/May 2013

"Through Your Eyes"
The near-future story that inspired my novel The Red: First Light. Published in the April/May 2013 double issue of Asimov's.

Published in 2012

Lightspeed Magazine cover May 2012

"A Moment Before It Struck"
A Puzzle Lands story published at Lightspeed Magazine August 2012. (available online)

Analog cover October 2012

"Nahiku West"
A Nanotech Succession story, published in the October 2012 issue of Analog and now available in a Mythic Island Press LLC ebook edition. The story takes place in the years before The Bohr Maker and features the early life of a minor character from that book, Zeke Choy.
(2013 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award runner-up)

Selected for The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven edited by Jonathan Strahan, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013 Edition edited by Rich Horton, and The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5 (audiobook) edited by Allan Kaster.

Lightspeed Magazine cover May 2012

"Nightside on Callisto"
A short story published at Lightspeed Magazine in May 2012. (available online)

Selected for The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

Updated May 11, 2015

Short Fiction From Mythic Island Press LLC


Goddesses & Other Stories

A Story Collection
Ten science fiction stories, including the Nebula Award winning novella "Goddesses." This collection brings together for the first time Linda Nagata's short fiction, originally published in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, More Amazing Stories, and SciFi.com.
Mythic Island Press LLC, November 2011, ISBN# 978-1-937197-05-6

Included stories:
"Spectral Expectations" (Analog 1987)
"Career Decision" (Analog 1988)
"In the Tide" (Analog 1989)
"Small Victories" (Analog 1993)
"Liberator" (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1993)
"Old Mother" (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1995)
"The Bird Catcher’s Children" (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1997)
"Hooks, Nets, and Time" (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1997)
"The Flood" (More Amazing Stories 1998)
"Goddesses" (Sci-Fi.com 2000)

Light and Shadow: Eight Short Stories

Visit high-tech future battlefields, surreal other worlds, an orbital habitat, and a distant moon. Embrace action, and harrowing adventure. Half of these stories have appeared in various best-of-the-year anthologies, and each is introduced with brief notes from the author.

Here's a list of included stories:
Through Your Eyes (Asimov's 2013)
Halfway Home (Nightmare Magazine 2013)
Codename: Delphi (Lightspeed Magazine 2014)
Attitude (Reach For Infinity 2014)
A Moment Before It Struck (Lightspeed Magazine 2012)
Light and Shadow (War Stories 2014)
Nightside On Callisto (Lightspeed Magazine 2012)
The Way Home (Operation Arcana 2015)