Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

2013 Nebula Nominee: The Red: First Light

February 25th, 2014

Cover for The Red: First Light; digital painting by Dallas Nagata WhiteToday, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the nominees for the 2013 Nebula Awards, to be presented in 2014. I don’t mind saying that I was a bit stunned but very pleased to learn that the The Red: First Light was on the novel shortlist.

Thank you to everyone who took time out to read the novel and recommend it to others, and who helped to get the word out! This was the first science fiction novel I wrote in over ten years. Given that span of time, it was really gratifying to know that readers were still interested in my work.

I haven’t done the research, but the consensus on twitter is that this is the first self-published novel to make the Nebula shortlist, which is kind of interesting. If you’d like to know why I chose to self-publish, here’s a post from last fall.

For SFWA members who’d like to read TRFL, ebook copies are available in the forum.

Congratulations to all the other 2013 Nebula nominees. To see the complete list, visit Locus Online.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 10:04 am
Categories: My Books.
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4 Responses to “2013 Nebula Nominee: The Red: First Light

  1. Paul (@princejvstin) Says:

    This is *so* well deserved, Linda.

    I feel like such an early adopter!

  2. Linda Says:

    You were! You and Shaun were among the first to take me seriously and give me a platform. For those interested, check out our chat at

  3. Doug Farren Says:

    Congratulations! I’m jealous. I enjoyed reading the novel. I am so glad to have gotten to know you at Launch Pad and one of these days I hope to run into you again.

  4. Linda Says:

    Thanks Doug! Launchpad was great, wasn’t it? And I can’t help remembering that I was working on the first draft of TRFL in the evenings while I was there, trying to keep up with my daily word count. I too hope our paths cross again one of these days.