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Susan R Matthews

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Name  Susan Matthews

Role  Fiction writer
Susan R. Matthews wwwsusanmatthewscomimages302susan5a1jpg

Nominations  Philip K. Dick Award, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Locus Award for Best First Novel
Books  An Exchange of Hostag, Prisoner of Conscience, The Devil and Deep Space, Hour of Judgment, Angel of Destruction

BFRH: Susan R. Matthews on Fleet Inquisitor Part 2 of 2

Susan R. Matthews (born July 1952) is an American science fiction writer.


Matthews was born in Fort Benning, Georgia. She lives in Seattle. She served in the US Army as operations and security officer of a Combat Support Hospital, later worked as an auditor for Boeing and graduated from Seattle University with an MBA in accounting.

Her debut novel, An Exchange of Hostages, was published by Avon Books in 1997. It was nominated for the 1997 Philip K. Dick Award and for the 1998 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; it also obtained fourth place in the poll for the 1998 Locus Award for Best First Novel. Like its sequels, An Exchange of Hostages is set in a dystopic space opera future ruled by an autocratic judiciary. The novel and most of its sequels follow Andrei Koscuisko, a state torturer, and are primarily concerned with his reactions to the violence he is called on to commit.


Jurisdiction series
  1. An Exchange of Hostages (1997), ISBN 0-380-78913-2 (number 1 in series chronology)
  2. Prisoner of Conscience (1998), ISBN 0-380-78914-0 (number 2 in series chronology)
  3. Hour of Judgment (1999), ISBN 0-380-80314-3 (number 4 in series chronology)
  4. Angel of Destruction (2001), ISBN 0-451-45849-4 (number 3 in series chronology)
  5. The Devil and Deep Space (2002), ISBN 0-451-45901-6 (number 5 in series chronology)
  6. Warring States (2006), ISBN 1-59222-094-0 (number 6 in series chronology)
Jurisdiction Baen Omnibus series
  1. Fleet Inquisitor (2016), ISBN 978-1-4767-8194-5
    1. An Exchange of Hostages (number 1 in series chronology)
    2. Prisoner of Conscience (number 2 in series chronology)
    3. Angel of Destruction (number 3 in series chronology)
  2. Fleet Renegade (2017), ISBN 978-1-4767-8209-6
    1. Hour of Judgment (number 4 in series chronology)
    2. The Devil and Deep Space (number 5 in series chronology)
    3. Warring States (number 6 in series chronology)
Other novels
  • Avalanche Soldier (1999), ISBN 0-380-80315-1
  • Colony Fleet (2000), ISBN 0-380-80316-X
  • References

    Susan R. Matthews Wikipedia