Susan R. Matthews
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. The seven-book Under Jurisdiction series concluded in 2017 with Blood Enemies.
- Under Jurisdiction series
- An Exchange of Hostages (1997), ISBN 0-380-78913-2 (number 1 in series chronology)
- Prisoner of Conscience (1998), ISBN 0-380-78914-0 (number 2 in series chronology)
- Hour of Judgment (1999), ISBN 0-380-80314-3 (number 4 in series chronology)
- Angel of Destruction (2001), ISBN 0-451-45849-4 (number 3 in series chronology)
- The Devil and Deep Space (2002), ISBN 0-451-45901-6 (number 5 in series chronology)
- Warring States (2006), ISBN 1-59222-094-0 (number 6 in series chronology)
- Blood Enemies (2017), ISBN 1-476782164 (number 7 in series chronology)
- Fleet Insurgent (2017), ISBN 978-1481482868 (collection of novellas, novelettes, and short stories)
- Under Jurisdiction Baen Omnibus series
- Fleet Inquisitor (2016), ISBN 978-1-4767-8194-5
- An Exchange of Hostages (number 1 in series chronology)
- Prisoner of Conscience (number 2 in series chronology)
- Angel of Destruction (number 3 in series chronology)
- Fleet Renegade (2017), ISBN 978-1-4767-8209-6
- Hour of Judgment (number 4 in series chronology)
- The Devil and Deep Space (number 5 in series chronology)
- Warring States (number 6 in series chronology)
- Other novels
- "Susan R. Matthews – Summary Bibliography". Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB.org). Retrieved 2014-08-01. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents/
- DuMond, Lisa (1998). "An Exchange of Hostages / Prisoner of Conscience". SF Site. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- "Liz Bourke Reviews Blood Enemies by Susan R. Matthews". Locus Online. Retrieved 18 October 2017.