Collected for the first time, here is the complete Under Jurisdiction body of work falling outside of Matthews' celebrated novels: long out-of-print short stories fleshing out details of the personal histories of favorite characters, including Joslire Curran and Security Chief Stildyne; substantial novellas--two published here for the first time ever--covering critical events in the life of the series, such as the devil's bargain between Andrej Koscuisko and Captain Lowden on the Ragnarok; and many more novelettes, stories, and vignettes from The Life and Hard Times of "Uncle" Andrej Koscuisko, who is Not a Nice Man.
Praise for Susan R. Matthews:
"A very satisfying entry in a very scary series "--Janis Ian on Blood Enemies
"Starting with An Exchange of Hostages, I devoured Susan R. Matthews 'Koscuisko' novels--all six of them--when they first appeared. Books with this much courage, clarity, and empathy are rare. The Under Jurisdiction series is a remarkable and unprecedented accomplishment."--Stephen R. Donaldson, New York Times best-selling author of the Thomas Covenant series.
" Matthews] brilliantly uses science fiction's freedom of creation to make a world in which she can explore deep moral conflicts."--Denver Post
." . . has a dark energy . . . an extremely compelling read."--New York Review of Science Fiction
"A chilling and engaging novel of false accusation and the power of personal responsibility."--Booklist on Angel of Drestruction
"A tightly woven space opera full of grand heroic gestures and characters strong enough to sustain all the action."--Booklist on The Devil and Deep Space