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Saturday, March 16, 2013, 4:49:56 PM
Susan R. Matthews
Unabridged audio book versions of the Koscuisko novels have started to come out. They're available from amazon.com (downloads also available from its subsidiary, audible.com)and are read by Stefan Rudnicki. What he's done with the material is simply fantastic! Er, in my opinion, anyway.
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 10:40:25 AM
News: There will be audio book versions of the Koscuisko novels coming soon from audible.com.
The last Koscuisko novel, "Blood Enemies," is with my agent, being shopped around. This one surprised me because something happened in it that I hadn't expected. I think it brings a significant degree of closure to the series.
Those nice people at FOGCon 3 in California have invited me to attend their convention in early March; I've written them a chapbook. It's two linked novellas covering the period of time between Andrej leaving =Scylla= and joining the =Ragnarok,= with "first contact" between him and his new Security, the execution of Administrator Geltoi at the Domitt Prison, and his first meeting with Fleet Captain Griers Verigson Lowden included!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 10:59:24 PM
Hi! Just to let you know, I am re-reading the Koscuisko novels again after wanting a gripping sci-fi series for the evening.
Will there be another one coming soon? I think his Security will have to run into Cousin Stanoczk some time soon in space . . . maybe?
Thanks for writing a great series!
Monday, August 29, 2011, 5:00:57 PM
absolutely love your work. Koscuiscko is perhaps one of the best characters ever written. Please keep them coming.
Monday, February 21, 2011, 7:28:07 PM
Any more novels with Koscuisko coming up? The fate of his Security in space? I just finished re-reading the series and it's still brilliant!
p.s. Cousin Stanoczk I adore too.
Monday, September 17, 2007, 2:21:44 PM
Bev Clark, friend and beloved wife of Steve Gallacci, entered immortality yesterday at 8:05 p.m.
Monday, August 06, 2007, 12:35:09 AM
Hi, I just got the new book, Warring States. The others are getting a bit worn.. Thanks for a great story!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 2:32:42 PM
Nice to see you Shari! I still have the icon!
Friday, June 15, 2007, 7:34:56 PM
Friday, March 16, 2007, 6:18:16 PM
Reading your work is a guilty pleasure of mine - Your ideas are delishously evil yet hauntingly moral. Great fun - many thanks!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007, 9:05:33 PM
Just finished 'Angel of Destruction' from the library. I'd never heard of you, and didn't know if you could write. For the first few pages I wondered if I was doomed to a star trek voyager 'ethicists in space' type nightmare. But you CAN write, and you don't let your worldbuilding overwhelm your plot or characters.
The book was quite an enjoyable read, and I now have another author to look for down at the local bookstore.
Saturday, January 13, 2007, 5:34:59 PM
I love your novels. You have been officially added to the list of authors that I look for when I go into the bookstore.
Monday, January 08, 2007, 7:45:29 PM
Hello! Great site! I really enjoyed the essays and further information about the Fleet and Gonebeyond space. Warring States I finally read and find myself wondering where will Koscuisko go with Karol? The cover for Warring States (and the trade paperback format) was excellent! It fits much better on my bookshelf.
p.s. Will Cousin Ferinc get to see Andrej again? One hopes so.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day!
Sunday, September 10, 2006, 9:06:14 PM
I just wanted to let you know how cute your pomeranians are. I have a 12 year old parti-colored pom, blue and white, named Scout. Very wonderful and weird dog. Looks very similar to Cutter. Poms are great.
Friday, April 23, 2004, 6:48:56 PM
Hello Susan, Thanks for the very fresh SF concepts. Your books are very thought provoking. They make me wonder what the Nazis would have done with torture as an instrument of state policy had they won. Thankfully, they didn't. Looking forward to the next book. Best regards.
Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 11:57:24 AM
Susan R. Matthews
Here's a shout out to my neice MacKenzie! It was nice to see you at my dad's house this weekend; I enjoyed your poem. Neat poem!
Wednesday, March 03, 2004, 9:15:50 AM
"Warring States" is finished, and at the editor's. It turned out to be more of a Koscuisko novel than I had anticipated, but I think it's still pretty much Jils Ivers' novel. Many many words, and takes up the issue of the political and personal repercussions of the assassination of First Secretary Sindha Verlaine, which happened at the very end of "The Devil and Deep Space." (I hope I haven't spoiled that book for you now).
Thursday, January 22, 2004, 3:29:04 PM
I have a contract with Meisha Merlin to reprint the first three Koscuisko novels this year and next year (I think it is); there is the opportunity to restore material originally cut from the text, as well as to supplement the text with any Missing Scenes that people Missed particularly. Send me an email and tell me if there were any particular Missing Scenes in those first three novels that you really wanted to see -- I can't promise anything, but I'll see what I can do, and I'll appreciate the input, too!
Wednesday, December 24, 2003, 3:01:10 PM
Holly happidays, everybody!
The Koscuisko list on yahoogroups has been running for about a year now, and for its birthday I uploaded an old, old (gosh -- more than twenty years -- ) Koscuisko story called "Koski's Last Hand," which I may try to rewrite and sell. For the winter holidays I've sent three more files to HisExcellency@yahoogroups.com: a scene from the 1996 draft of "The Devil and Deep Space" that's an alternate version of the dinner party at Chelatring Side; a scene from the 2002 (uncompleted) draft of "Warring States" that is just not going to make it into the final draft, in which Robert St. Clare has an emotional discussion with Joslire's brother; and a scene from the current draft of "Warring States" that doesn't give away too much, but is still fun. Or at least I had fun with it.
I haven't been able to get to many conventions this year (combination of work and health issues), so this is sort of like a substitute reading, as well as something that I hope the list will enjoy. If you'd like to peruse 'em, you can check with the webmaster about joining HisExcellency.
Best wishes of the season,
Monday, October 20, 2003, 11:03:53 AM
The next Koscuisko novel, Warring States, is due in to the publisher (Meisha Merlin) in January -- and I'm having a right blue whale of a time writing it.
Meisha Merlin will reprint the first three Koscuisko novels in 2005 and 2006, I think it is -- ExHost by itself, and the next two as an omnibus edition, potentially with restored/additional material, some of which may have been on the Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor but some of which will not have been seen before anywhere because I'll be writing them new.
Since it's October I think it's safe to say that Sark did not experience any Sarkensteinian disasters in August this year (knock on wood). Here's hoping he wasn't saving up for something really spectacular.
Sunday, July 20, 2003, 2:46:44 AM
Hi, Susan! Just surfing late one night, and visiting your site again. Lo and behold, I spy a pic of you and sweet Adela! Yay! Oh, look, and there's Lona, too! And you with a Phileas Fogg shirt! :-) Catch ya later! Oh, and say "Hi!" to Maggie for me. Cheers!
Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 10:03:01 AM
Susan, I'm deep into "Devil" and must say you just keep getting better and better with each book! Everytime I go to the bookstore, I always check to see if you have a new one out. This one is the best yet. [Waving "hi" to Maggie!]
Monday, April 07, 2003, 4:29:53 AM
Rumors about my demise are premature...
Sadly, the TBI was no rumor. It was all too real. It is now 15 months later (and counting). Roughly ago 6-8 weeks, I started reading more than three or four lines at a time without promptly falling asleep. "Devil" has been sitting on a shelf taunting me. I can just taste it. I *know* I'll regret saying that after I've read it... <g>
I miss you F&SF guys on-line, but I'm very limited in what the grey matter can handle these days. It seriously stinks. OTOH, my pre-frontal was whacked so I give a rat's tush what I say where (which in and of itself is a strange experience for someone who used to be so highly controlled). Well, I'll go on endlessly; not appropriate for a guestbook. I just wanted to say hello and not lose touch with you to. My EMail is as it was before. Now that I've got my computer skills functioning again to the point that I can browse, I'll be sure to visit your site from time to time!
Please be well. Joe R.
Tuesday, March 04, 2003, 2:21:52 PM
Hi Susan, Cutter and Sark are beautiful and very brave. Even my Pyrenees are cautious with racoons. Best of luck getting Sark through 2003 uninjured. Joan
Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 11:25:31 AM
Thursday, December 26, 2002, 8:22:25 AM
I have enjoyed all your books immensely, and look forward to the continuation of the Jurisdiction series. You have probably heard this before, but I think you have hit on something very special with Andrej and his world. Thank you for the wonderful writing and keep up the fascinating work.
Sunday, November 17, 2002, 1:12:10 AM
I just picked up An Exchange of Hostages from Half Price Books and couldn't put it down till I finished it. GREAT!!! I'm going out now to pick up the rest of the series. Disturbing, but thought provoking!! thanks
Thursday, November 07, 2002, 9:09:27 AM
A nice gent named Alex has started a Yahoo discussion group for Koscuisko novels here:
I've joined too (grin). Stop by for discussion if you'd like!
Tuesday, October 29, 2002, 3:58:33 PM
I got it!!! And it rocks!!!!
Tree, notorius for her enthusiasm
Thursday, October 03, 2002, 9:56:52 AM
Susan R. Matthews
"The Devil and Deep Space" has a release date of November 5th, I think.
Hi, Dawn! ::waving::
Sunday, September 29, 2002, 7:21:24 PM
I am waiting, not patiently either!!, for the next book on Andrej. <VBG>
Friday, September 20, 2002, 7:01:06 PM
Well, I'm back from the World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose and slowly catching up on my mail (grin). I haven't been to a WorldCon for a few years for one reason or another (last year my dog broke his leg, for example, and there went the travel budget); I had the best time I've ever had at a WorldCon yet at this one! Paneling was great, people were great, I had a tremendous amount of fun.
Next on the list, finish a story for an anthology, finish the novel that comes after the novel that comes out in November, and get ready to go to Orycon in November! I get to be GoH so if you're considering Orycon I hope you'll decide to come and see me (grin).
Monday, September 09, 2002, 10:57:41 PM
Just letting you know I am reading the K-series
for the 3rd time. In the past, I've never read a book more than twice. Must mean something... ;-)
Thursday, August 22, 2002, 4:12:25 PM
Love the guestbook. I feel very guilty I have been sidetracked and have not yet finished Angel, or the Chapbook. But I will soon. Mike has found the next 2 books in the series and is still reading.
Hope to see you at Worldcon '04 in Boston
Wednesday, July 31, 2002, 2:35:53 PM
Hello, Susan...this is a nice page. And a nice picture. But why did you cover up your eyes? Hmmm...must be the mystery mystique.
I look forward to seeing you and Maggie in November. :)
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