“Blood Enemies” eARC available! Eeeee!

That’s “electronic advance reading copy.”  That means the final typo run isn’t reflected in the novel, but otherwise, it is the Real Deal.

Here is a buy-link:  http://www.baen.com/blood-enemies-earc.html

I’m so excited!!

(Print release date is April 7th, twenty years after the publication of my debut novel “An Exchange of Hostages.”  And you can catch up on the entire series with Baen’s two omnibus editions of the six preceding novels.)

In honor of the release of the eARC I’ve updated the first chapter posted on the novel’s page here on this web site.  It’s got some rough stuff (sorry) but there’s Robert come to see Andrej for the first time since they got to Gonebeyond, something about Stildyne that Robert didn’t know, and other goodies.  I hope you enjoy it, because this is as peaceful and quiet as it gets for the rest of this novel.


Twenty Years Under Jurisdiction

I’ve updated this site to include my forthcoming new novel “Blood Enemies” as well as the new (print) omnibus editions of the novels “Under Jurisdiction.”  You can find them under Novels -> Jurisdiction Series -> Omnibuses.

Omnibus #1 contains “An Exchange of Hostages,” “Prisoner of Conscience,” and “Angel of Destruction,” with a Thoughtful New Introduction.  It is on the shelves and ready for purchase now.  You can go to Baen to listen to a two-part podcast interview on the Baen site re:  “Fleet Inquisitor” that was a ton of fun to do.

Omnibus #2 (“Hour of Judgement,” “The Devil and Deep Space,” and “Warring States”) is  scheduled for publication in February of 2017, with the new novel “Blood Enemies” to follow in April, 2017.  Go look at the gorgeous cover of “Blood Enemies” (go to Novels -> Jurisdiction Series -> Novels).  I’ll wait.  (upload Jeopardy music)

This is a pretty big deal for me.  Not only is this a genuinely pivotal novel (from my point of view) in terms of the action of the novel and the lives of the characters, but it also represents an important anniversary for me:  In April, 2017, it will be exactly twenty years since the publication of my debut novel, “An Exchange of Hostages.”

The novels “Under Jurisdiction,” by me.  The life and hard times of “Uncle” Andrej Koscuisko, who is Not a Nice Man.  Or, alternatively, Andrej Koscuisko:  P*ssing People Off for Twenty Years Now.

I never thought I’d see the day.  Thanks for reading.






Omnibus “Fleet Inquisitor” release 10-04-16

My exciting news is that I got advance copies of the first omnibus edition of the Koscuisko  “Under Jurisdiction” novels from Baen Books, and I think it’s beautiful.

This first omnibus contains “An Exchange of Hostages,” “Prisoner of Conscience,” and “Angel of Destruction,” and is titled “Fleet Inquisitor” (but you guessed that from the title already!).  It will also be available as an ebook from Baen ebooks.

The second omnibus, to be released in February I think, is titled “Fleet Renegade,” and will contain “Hour of Judgment,” “The Devil and Deep Space,” and “Warring States.”

Then  . . . oh, then oh then!  The seventh novel in the series, the completion of the story of The Life and Hard Times of “Uncle” Andrej Koscuisko who is Not a Nice Man, will be published in the spring.  There’ll be an audio book from audible.com and an ebook from Baen ebooks.

You’re going to love the covers.

I’ll be updating my website to display the beautiful covers and the “buy” links.  In the mean time, you can pre-order Fleet Inquisitor in electronic or print formats from Baen at https://www.baen.com/Chapters/9781476781945/9781476781945.htm  (or, of course, the usual etailers).

It’s beautiful.  And I’m thrilled beyond measure to have these novels back in print once more.



New Contract from Baen Books

I have a lovely, juicy new contract with Baen Books for the publication of =Blood Enemies,= the seventh Jurisdiction novel.

The six Jurisdiction novels in my backlist will be published in two omnibus print editions, to support the new print novel. Baen published my Jurisdiction backlist in e-book format year before last.

My grateful appreciation to Baen Books for their investment in my books, and to my agent Jenn Jackson for never losing sight of the strategy (grin).

More details as they become available!


Orycon 36

I’ll be attending Orycon 36 this year, November 7 – 9.  Orycon has always been a friendly, accessible convention with a happy vibe all its own.  Look for me on programming this year!

E-books now available from Baen Books!

The six Jurisdiction novels are now available from Baen Books:


Individual titles are also available from Baen Books (for multiple platforms).  The Kindle editions are available from amazon.com; the Nook editions are available from Barnes and Noble (barnesandnoble.com).

Individual “buy” links are on the individual novel pages; buy early!  buy often!  (grin)




Contract Signed for E-Books from Baen

Baen Books and I have signed a contract for the release of the six existing Jurisdiction novels as e-books.

We’ve actually been working on the project since November, but I never feel it’s real until I get the check (grin) so I’ve been doing my best not to talk too loudly about it.

I’ll publish information on release/publication dates as I get it, but for now — woohoo!  ::throwing virtual confetti::

Web Page Updates

I’ve added a file called “Jurisdiction Pronunciation Guide” to the Reference Cube.  It’s a copy of the document I prepared for audible.com for their audio book editions of my Jurisdiction novels; it’s a raw alpha sort (I’m sorry) but in time I hope to offer a search function.  — And I can’t recommend Stefan Rudnicki’s narration of the novels too highly, they’re absolutely lovely (in my admittedly prejudiced opinion).  Audible.com has very generously provided links to the first chapters of the audio books so you can listen if you like, and tell me if I’m wrong (grin).  You’ll find them on the novels pages under “Jurisdiction” on the Novels tab.

Live from the Jurisdiction Fleet Ship Ragnarok!

My new website

It’s new, it’s improved, it’s stronger than dirt.

It’s been completely reorganized, to make it easier for you to find content you’re interested in.  Among the new features you’ll find the first chapters of the six Jurisdiction novels from those nice people at audible.com, so you have a chance to hear for yourself how effective Stefan Rudnicki’s narration is.  There are first (print) chapters for each of those books; some additional content I dredged up reviewing previous drafts of things; the novella Quid Pro Quo; and a character library.

I’ll be posting my current work-in-progress (a novella from the early months on Scylla) when it’s ready for public viewing.

Go ahead!  Click on a link!  Hear for yourself!  (grin)