Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

The Red — Now Available!

June 30th, 2015

The Red - Saga EditionThe Saga Press edition is finally here!

If you’ve visited my blog before, you probably know that The Red: First Light was originally published in 2013 through my own company, Mythic Island Press LLC. It was my first science fiction novel in ten years, and became the first self-published novel to be nominated for a Nebula award. Last year I received a nice offer from Joe Monti of Simon & Schuster’s Saga Press for rights to The Red: First Light, along with two sequels. Once that contract was signed, I withdrew my own edition from the market, and the novel has been unavailable since then.

But not anymore!

As of today, The Red is on the market again. This time it’s available in hardcover, mass market paperback, and ebook editions, all from Saga Press, and in audiobook format from Audible. The audiobook will be available both in the United States and the United Kingdom. A special note for the UK: the ebook edition will be out shortly, published by Mythic Island Press LLC.

So go get it! The Red is available online, and if things have gone well you should be able to find it in bookstores too. If you do see copies out in the world, I’d love it if you let me know — or post pictures! I’m curious to see what kind of distribution it gets.

Publishers Weekly has included The Red on their list “Best Summer Books 2015.” But if you’re still not sure — maybe you don’t think you’d like military fiction — go visit Amazon. They’ve got the first seventy pages available to read online. That’s enough to let you know if this book is for you. I hope it is. I hope you enjoy it.

And thank you! … for your support and your patience. Readers are awesome.

Find The Red online at these vendors:

Amazon USA

Barnes & Noble

Powell’s Books

Mysterious Galaxy

Tattered Cover


Posted on: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 5:25 am
Categories: Audio Books, My Books.
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3 Responses to “The Red — Now Available!”

  1. Paul (@princejvstin) Says:

    Happy Re-release Day!

  2. Clyde Says:

    I was planning to get the Audible version. However, I got the following message.

    “We’re sorry. Due to publishing rights restrictions, we are not authorized to sell this item in the country where you live.”

    Just damn. Not your fault I know, but still irritating. (I live in Japan.)

  3. Linda Says:

    Clyde, I think this is going to change very shortly. The audiobook was originally authorized for North American distribution only, but it should have been switched to world distribution just a couple of days ago. I’m hoping that change will work it’s way through the system, and the audiobook will be available to you soon. If you are able to buy it, could you let me know?

    We’re hoping to visit Japan again in the fall. Such a fascinating place.