The Red: First Light

Linda Nagata
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The Red: First Light


A gripping action-adventure which kept me on the edge of my seat

This novel was nominated for a Nebula Award. I can see why: It's a science-fiction buffet, with something for most any type of SF-lover.

The story is set in a near-future, when the world essentially runs via interconnectedness in "The Cloud". Wars have become highly commercialized and commoditized: they are openly started and perpetuated by Defense Contractor Companies as a way of generating revenue, profits, and power. But one mercenary, in charge of an elite fighting force, discovers that there may be an even more powerful, mysterious presence (The "Red") pulling the strings behind the scenes...

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