Linda Nagata

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Linda Nagata
Author Linda Nagata
Author Linda Nagata
BornLinda Webb[1]
(1960-11-07) November 7, 1960 (age 58)
Pen nameTrey Shiels[2]
GenreScience fiction, fantasy

Linda Nagata (born November 7, 1960 in San Diego, California[1]) is a Hawaii-based American author of speculative fiction, science fiction, and fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Her novella Goddesses was the first online publication to win the Nebula Award. She frequently writes in the Nanopunk genre, which features nanotechnology and the integration of advanced computing with the human brain.

Life and career[edit]

Nagata was born in San Diego and moved with her family to Oahu, Hawai'i when she was ten years old.[1] She earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa before moving to the island of Maui,[1] where she still lives with her family.[3]

Nagata began writing after graduating from university,[2] and published her first short story in 1987.[1] She now publishes under her independent imprint, Mythic Island Press, LLC., which publishes e-books and trade paperbacks.[2] She is perhaps most recognized for her Nanotech Succession series, which is considered exemplary of the Nanopunk genre.



  • The Nanotech Succession
    • Tech-Heaven (1995)
    • The Bohr Maker (1995)
    • Deception Well (1997)
    • Vast (1998)
    • Inverted Frontier
      • Edges (2019)
  • Limit of Vision (2001)
  • Memory (2003)
  • Skye Object 3270a (2011)
  • Stories of the Puzzle Lands (as Trey Shiels)
    • The Dread Hammer (2012)
    • Hepen the Watcher (2012)
  • The Red
    • The Red: First Light (2013)
    • The Trials (2015)
    • Going Dark (2015)
  • The Last Good Man (2017)

Short fiction[edit]


  • Goddesses and Other Stories (2011)
  • Two Stories: Nahiku West & Nightside on Callisto (2013)

List of stories[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
Nightside on Callisto 2012 Lightspeed 24 (May 2012)
A Moment Before It Struck 2012 Lightspeed 27 (August 2012)
Through Your Eyes 2013 Asimov's Science Fiction 37/4-5 (Apr–May 2013)
Out in the Dark 2013 Analog 133/6 (June 2013)
Codename: Delphi 2014 Lightspeed 47 (April 2014)
Attitude 2014 Reach for Infinity (anthology, May 2014)[4]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Linda Nagata: Moving Forward". Locus Magazine. November 2000. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  2. ^ a b c Loomis, Ilima (2011-06-26). "The magic of fantasy". The Maui News. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  3. ^ Nagata, Linda. "About Me". Personal Blog. Retrieved 2013-03-15.
  4. ^ Alexander, Niall (12 June 2014). "Step into the Stars: Reach for Infinity, ed. Jonathan Strahan". Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Nagata, Linda". The LOCUS Index to SF Awards. Archived from the original on 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2013-06-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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