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Susan R. Matthews

Autor(a) de An Exchange of Hostages

19+ Works 1,452 Membros 46 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

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Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) This author is not Susan Mathews who wrote Mines of Moria.

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Obras por Susan R. Matthews

An Exchange of Hostages (1991) 326 exemplares
Prisoner of Conscience (1998) 230 exemplares
Hour of Judgment (1999) 177 exemplares
Angel of Destruction (2001) 153 exemplares
Colony Fleet (2000) 137 exemplares
Avalanche Soldier (1999) 98 exemplares
Blood Enemies (2017) 32 exemplares
Fleet Insurgent (2017) 17 exemplares
Jurisdiction (2013) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Murder by Magic: Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural (2004) — Contribuidor, algumas edições238 exemplares
Revisions (2004) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (2003) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
New Voices In Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Women Writing Science Fiction as Men (2003) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
I, Alien (1657) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Star Destroyers (2018) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Sword & Planet (2021) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Overruled! (2020) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
High Noon on Proxima B (2023) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Local de nascimento
Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
Locais de residência
Fort Benning, Georgia, USA (Birthplace)
Seattle, Washington, USA
Seattle University (BS, MBA)
Nota de desambiguação
This author is not Susan Mathews who wrote Mines of Moria.



This is terribly written garbage. Between the awkward phrasing, the poor grammatical skill and the outright absurdity this volume of thinly veiled torture porn gets nothing but my disdain. I would not suggest these books, or anything else by this author, to anyone I did not hate and wish to punish. These are books to be put down and avoided.
crowsandprose | 12 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |
The "origin" story of a young man trained as a surgeon and heir to a noble house of an interstellar empire, compelled by custom to become a torturer, the primary duty of Fleet Inquisitor/Chief Medical Officier. The training course is a set 10 levels, starting at verbal abuse and quickly escalating to physical and potentially fatal violence. This is often ugly, but not ugly enough to entirely convince and while the pace and interest level pick up, there is a discouraging grim despair, not inappropriate, pervading the initial chapters, interleaved with a telling of the standard markers for "this character really isn't the typical dregs, this one is" that have become, though they may not have been in 1997? when it was first published. There is a twist in the character development which adds interest and tension, but is more buried under plot that satisfactorily addressed or developed, and huge hooks for future conflicts aside from the core one left bandaged over.… (mais)
quondame | 12 outras críticas | Mar 18, 2024 |
I went into this book with no expectations, a used book store chance purchase, from an authour I've never read. It was a pleasant surprise.

The concept is the well trodden generational colony ship fleet. Without ruining anything, things devolve over the years.

I kept expecting the story that develops, to explode into frantic action and meyhem, and it never does. It's so nice when it's not the absolute worst thing that can happen, that drives the novel forward.

For the most part people are people, not dazzling heros and horribly evil figureheads.

The characters are believable and relatable, the backdrop interesting, and the outcome likeable.

Sounds like damning with faint praise perhaps, but I did enjoy it. It was nice.
… (mais)
furicle | 2 outras críticas | Aug 5, 2023 |
I really like this series of books. This one wasn't quite as good as the others - for some reason it was a little confusing, and there were slow parts, but when it finally got down to what it was doing about halfway through, it was really great, and redeemed itself a lot.

I just wish these books were easier to find...I can't find them at my local library or at Barnes and Noble...
Anniik | 4 outras críticas | Nov 26, 2022 |



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