Updated July 3, 2015

Welcome to Mythic Island Press LLC

Aloha! My name is Linda Nagata. I'm a novelist and the founder of Mythic Island Press LLC, an ebook and print publishing venture launched in January 2010.

My primary goal with Mythic Island Press LLC is to publish and promote my own fiction. I'm the author of six science fiction novels originally published by Bantam/Spectra or Tor. These have been re-released through Mythic Island Press LLC. I've also brought out original books under this imprint, including a young-adult science fiction adventure, two short story collections, and the grim-dark fantasy duet Stories of the Puzzle Lands.

In 2013 I published an original near-future military thriller, The Red: First Light, which became the first self-published novel to be nominated for a Nebula Award. In 2014, the Mythic Island Press LLC edition of that novel was withdrawn from publication, replaced by a new edition published by Saga Press/Simon & Schuster in June 2015. Find out more at my personal website.

All of our books are available as ebooks in both epub and mobi formats. They can be purchased from Amazon, Amazon UK, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Book View Café, Mysterious Galaxy, or directly from Mythic Island Press LLC.

Most of our books are also available in print versions. Known as "trade paperbacks," these books are 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches in size, and can be ordered from online retailers by following the links below.

Visit my personal website at MythicIsland.com, and find my blog at Hahví.net, or follow me on twitter for news and chatter.

Thanks for stopping by--

Linda Nagata

Here's an overview of our published titles:

Two Stories: "Nahiku West" and "Nightside On Callisto"
by Linda Nagata

Two science fiction stories originally published in 2012. Both stories have been included in 2012 best-of-the-year anthologies!

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Goddesses & Other Stories by Linda Nagata

Ten science fiction stories by Linda Nagata, including the Nebula Award winning novella "Goddesses." This collection brings together for the first time Nagata's short fiction, originally published in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, More Amazing Stories, and SciFi.com. Read more about the book here.

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The Dread Hammer
Stories of the Puzzle Lands - Book 1

Published in 2011 under the pen name Trey Shiels, The Dread Hammer has been re-released in a second edition under my own author name, Linda Nagata, and with new cover art. If you're shopping for the print version, be aware that the old edition may still be offered during this transition period, depending on when and where the book is ordered.

The Dread Hammer is a dark tale of love, war, murder, marriage, and fate. Read more about the book at MythicIsland.com.

Click here to read an article on The Dread Hammer, published by The Maui News.

Hepen the Watcher
Stories of the Puzzle Lands - Book 2

Stories of the Puzzle Lands began with The Dread Hammer and continues with Hepen the Watcher -- a tale of exile, rebellion, fidelity, and fire.

The demon Dismay's murderous nature has earned him the ire of his beloved wife, who has sent him away in a fit of temper. In his exile he ventures south into Lutawa, a land ruled by an immortal king who punishes treason with the terrible weapon of infernal fire. Believing this king to be the same cruel deity known in the north as Hepen the Watcher, Dismay resolves to kill him--and accidentally ensnares two innocent young women, Ui and Eleanor, in his schemes. Read more about the book at MythicIsland.com.

The Nanotechnology Novels . . . now, The Nanotech Succession

The nanotechnology novels were originally published from 1995 through 1998 by Bantam Spectra. In November 2010 they were re-published as ebooks by Mythic Island Press LLC under the collective title The Nanotech Succession. Each novel works as a stand-alone story, but since they share the same story world and sometimes the same characters, they can also be read as a loose series. Tech-Heaven is a near-future prequel. The Bohr Maker is Book 1, followed by Book 2, Deception Well, and culminating in Book 3, Vast.

Tech-Heaven - A Prequel to the Nanotech Succession

A political thriller that imagines the rise of nanotechnology in our world through the eyes of Katie Kishida, a mother and business woman whose life takes an extraordinary turn when she is widowed, and her husband's body is cryonically frozen against a time when advancing technology will allow his resurrection.

The Bohr Maker - Book 1 of the Nanotech Succession

Society has expanded into the great orbital habitats known as the "Celestial Cities" and nanotechnology saturates every aspect of life--but the rules regulating its use are still being written. A brilliantly original, fast-paced thriller, The Bohr Maker won the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

Deception Well - Book 2 of the Nanotech Succession

Advancing technology has allowed human civilization to expand across star systems, establishing settlements divided from one another by vast gulfs of space and time. But all along the frontier, human settlements are under attack by the ancient and deadly robotic warships of a mysterious alien race known as the Chenzeme.

Vast - Book 3 of the Nanotech Succession

Four people are aboard the great ship, Null Boundary. They are bound for the lightless clouds of dust and gas in the galaxy's Orion Arm, determined to find the source of the alien Chenzeme warships that have ravaged human civilization. Vast is an extraordinary adventure embracing the limitless nature of both space and time.

Science fiction writer Alistair Reynolds recently had some very nice things to say about Vast. Find his blog post here.

The Nanotech Succession Omnibus Edition

All four books of The Nanotech Succession are included in this omnibus edition: Tech-Heaven, The Bohr Maker, Deception Well, and Vast. This edition DOES NOT include Bruce Jensen's original cover art.

Other Story Worlds:


A unique far-future adventure set on a world where the past rises up each night to rewrite the future.

Science fiction writer Tobias Buckell talks about Memory. Find his blog post here.

Limit of Vision

A near-future thriller set in the steamy Mekong Delta. Ethics and evolution collide in this tale of runaway biotechnology.


Skye Object 3270a

A far-future, high-adventure young-adult novel aimed at an advanced middle school audience. The story is set in the Deception Well story world, but is otherwise independent of that book and its characters. If you want to infect a new generation with the science-fiction meme, start here!

The Wild

An origin myth and a tale of high fantasy.

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Mythic Island Press LLC

• Immediate download after purchase.
• Available in mobi (Kindle) and epub formats.
• No DRM.

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Bulk Purchase of Print Books

Most of our books are available through the Ingram catalog. Booksellers, universities, and others interested in purchasing multiple copies should order directly from Ingram.

Our short story collections are presently available only through Amazon.com.

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