For you science fiction fans out there, you’re probably already familiar with the name Linda Nagata. A longtime Maui resident, she’s written numerous sci-fi and fantasy short stories and novels, and already won the coveted Nebula Award–given out annually by the organization Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)–in 2000 with her novella Goddesses.
Well, she’s made the list of Nebula nominees again. On Feb. 25, the SFWA released their 2013 Nebula nominees, and Nagata’s novel The Red: First Light–which has a sci-fi/military setting–was one of eight that made the cut for best sci-fi novels.
“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,” Nagata blogged yesterday. “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.”