The Last Good Man

The Last Good Man

by Linda Nagata

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BN ID: 2940157452407
Publisher: Mythic Island Press LLC
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 360,331
File size: 741 KB

About the Author

Linda Nagata is a Nebula and Locus-award-winning writer, best known for her high-tech science fiction, including The Red trilogy, a series of near-future military thrillers. The first book in the trilogy, The Red: First Light, was a Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial-award finalist, and named as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015. Her newest novel is the very near-future thriller, The Last Good Man. Linda has lived most of her life in Hawaii, where she’s been a writer, a mom, a programmer of database-driven websites, and an independent publisher. She lives with her husband in their long-time home on the island of Maui.

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The Last Good Man 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thoughtful look at the near future. Very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of good action and technology but thought-provoking and human
ReadingOverTheShoulder More than 1 year ago
A copy of this book was provided by the author for the purpose of obtaining a review. True Brighton is this badass Army veteran who can storm buildings and rock reading glasses……not at the same time of course. Her age and maturity are refreshing when compared to the very young main characters I’m used to. However all that history and experience comes with a cost and, while she doesn’t have “regrets” per say, there are scars that never truly heal. A soldier, wife and mother. Those three things make up the core of her character and each has made sacrifices for the other two. It’s this realistic balance to her character that brings her to life……and way badass. She might be one of my top characters of all time actually. And that name is just pure awesome. The setting and whole feel of the book wasn’t as gritty as I was expecting. Almost blue collar in comparison to similar books I’ve read. This fit the book very well and provided a unique experience. The level of technology was also nice and we get to see a realistic possible future where robotics and AI are changing the nature of war. Everything highlights those changes and it’s very consistent, which I enjoyed thoroughly. My only gripe is that the beginning was a little slow for me. It built the world very well, but I found I was a touch bored up until the initial mission starts. That’s it. After that it fell into the classic cycle of hurry up and wait, with bursts of information or action followed by exquisitely frustrating lulls before repeating. These lulls are echoed by the characters and you share in their experience. When it comes to plot, it was very good and built really well. Everything had a natural feel to it and I felt it developed pretty organically so nothing felt forced or fake. I’m not going to go into details because I would probably just end up repeating the synopsis……..and it would do it better. In summary, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a unique experience in all the right ways and I definitely recommend this book. Not much left to say, so go out there and get it! Feast your eyes on the awesome. This review, and others like it, can be found at