<Embed>
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Arrives: Tuesday, July 21
Fastest delivery: Thursday, July 16
Order within 5 hrs and 55 mins
Details
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$13.86
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Add to Cart
$10.69
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: SuperBookDeals--
Add to Cart
$14.87
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Publisher Direct
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Red: First Light (1) (The Red Trilogy) Mass Market Paperback – June 30, 2015

4.2 out of 5 stars 179 ratings
Book 1 of 3 in the Red Trilogy Series

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Mass Market Paperback
$10.99
$10.69 $1.25

Amazon First Reads | Editors' picks at exclusive prices
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Red: First Light (1) (The Red Trilogy)
  • +
  • Going Dark (The Red Trilogy)
  • +
  • The Trials (The Red Trilogy)
Total price: $28.96
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

"...an amazing novel... The Red: First Light is a dark, intelligent, cynical take on military SF. It's an excellent novel that deserves a much larger audience."--Stefan Raets, Tor.com


"...an excellent novel and will likely remain near the top of my list of favorite 2015 reads.
Highly Recommended" --Rob H. Bedford, SFF World


"This powerful military SF trilogy opener is set in a near future where defense contractors call the shots...Fans of thoughtful, cynical, and not particularly jingoistic military SF will love this book." --Publishers Weekly, starred review and Best Summer Books 2015


"...one of the best pieces of near future Mil-SF ever written. What's so good about it? The action rocks and the characters are engaging as hell. But this isn't just adventure fiction, it's Mil-SF and very well done, straight out of DARPA's dreambook, not somebody's fantasy." --Ernest Lilley, SFRevu

"The Red: First Light is a gripping exploration of the human and technological aspects of next-generation warfare. What sets the story apart is its ability to address the human level of what it is like for soldiers to live with the next generation of battlefield technology and to place it within an action-driven story..."--August Cole, The Art of Future Warfare

About the Author

Linda Nagata is a Hawaii-based American author of novels, novellas, and short stories. She has been awarded the Nebula Award, and The Red: First Light was a 2013 finalist for Best Novel for both the Nebula and John Campbell awards.

Product details

Customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5
179 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2016
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2016
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2018
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top international reviews

James Kemp
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turning military Sci Fi Story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 16, 2013
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Jen Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic stuff, impossible to put down
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2013
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Schaeffer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 10, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
P. J. Coffey
4.0 out of 5 stars Near future wars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2013
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Ben Sinclair
5.0 out of 5 stars It's about time the world had some decent military science fiction again.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2017
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Tim from Cyprus
5.0 out of 5 stars Really engaging story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2015
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent work
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 22, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
BarryBritton
4.0 out of 5 stars The bee's and eess
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2013
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Dr. C. K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Trotz Action ohne Unterbrechung viel Stoff zum Nachdenken
Reviewed in Germany on May 21, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Karl Streiger
5.0 out of 5 stars Ganz anders als gedacht, aber....
Reviewed in Germany on April 8, 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars the action is well written and avoids becoming an unnecessary bullet-porn, and the story is amazing
Reviewed in Canada on April 2, 2017
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Webley Silvernail
5.0 out of 5 stars woohoo! what a ride
Reviewed in Canada on September 2, 2015
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Felix
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
Reviewed in Canada on May 8, 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
L.T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best series I've ever read.
Reviewed in Canada on August 12, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Robert Mckillip
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Reviewed in Canada on April 2, 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: linda nagata