Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

“Nahiku West”–A New Story Now Out in Analog

August 1st, 2012

Analog’s October issue is now available, and it includes my story “Nahiku West.” This one is pretty special to me, not just because I like the story, but because it’s the first short fiction that I wrote since “Goddesses,” which was published in 2000!

“Nahiku West” is set in the same story world as my Nanotech Succession novels. It takes place in the years before The Bohr Maker and features the early life of a character from that book, Zeke Choy. If you get a chance to read it, please let me know what you think.

The issue you want to look for is the one pictured at right. The illustration is for the issue’s cover story, “The Liars,” by Juliette Wade. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

Analog has a print edition, which is presumably out in bookstores now. I don’t know for sure though, because there aren’t any bookstores around here anymore. However, you can definitely buy an ebook-version. A single issue or a subscription can be purchased from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Check this page for other ebook vendors.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 10:36 am
Categories: Short Stories.
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4 Responses to ““Nahiku West”–A New Story Now Out in Analog

  1. Joel Davis Says:

    Hi Linda, just read the story in Analog (ebook version, which I subscribe to). Very nice – liked it a lot! I retweeted your tweet about it (which my friend Vonda McIntyre retweeted as well – that’s how I saw it) on @JoelDavisWriter. Again – good job!

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Joel,
    Thanks so much! Glad you liked the story. And Vonda’s great, isn’t she? I took a look at your blog, and I’m going to have to spend more time there. It makes me feel like I’m back at the Launchpad Workshop I just finished.

  3. Eddie Says:

    Posted this on a forum I frequent:

    Zeke Choy (a minor character from THE BOHR MAKER) in his early years, is the star of this piece. A reluctant cop of the Commonwealth must uncover the mysteries behind the “death” of a man with modified biology. The celestial cities of the Commonwealth have banned biological manipulation of humans, which Zeke disagrees with, but has to enforce anyway which makes for some nice tension and conflict. Excellent story. Much fun. Perfect blend of science fiction and mystery that I loved about the Robot books by Asimov.

    I see this issue also has a piece by Michael Flynn who is also one of my favorites. Nice!

  4. Linda Says:

    Thanks Eddie! Much appreciated.

    I’m slowly reading the issue, skipping around, and the Michael Flynn story is next up.