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The Red: First Light (Excerpt)

, || Lieutenant James Shelley commands a high-tech squad of soldiers in a rural district within the African Sahel. They hunt insurgents each night on a harrowing patrol, guided by three simple goals: protect civilians, kill the enemy, and stay alive—because in a for-profit war manufactured by the defense industry there can be no cause worth dying for. To keep his soldiers safe, Shelley uses every high-tech asset available to him—but his best weapon is a flawless sense of imminent danger… as if God is with him, whispering warnings in his ear.

Wired Soldiers: The Technology Behind The Red

My newest novel, The Red, is the first volume in a trilogy of very near-future military thrillers. One of my goals in writing these books was to reflect the world in which we live, and that meant basing the story world’s fictional technologies on real world advances—and it is amazing what is going on around planet Earth.

The breadth, complexity, and speed of technological development can be overwhelming, but here are five real-world ideas behind some of the extrapolated technology of The Red.

[The Future is not one thing…]

The Red: First Light (Excerpt)

Check out The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata, available now from Mythic Island Press!

Lieutenant James Shelley commands a high-tech squad of soldiers in a rural district within the African Sahel. They hunt insurgents each night on a harrowing patrol, guided by three simple goals: protect civilians, kill the enemy, and stay alive—because in a for-profit war manufactured by the defense industry there can be no cause worth dying for. To keep his soldiers safe, Shelley uses every high-tech asset available to him—but his best weapon is a flawless sense of imminent danger… as if God is with him, whispering warnings in his ear.

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