K. W. Jeter - Bio and Creative Works

K. W. Jeter

NOVELIST • WRITER • SCIENCE FICTION WRITER
Born
1950-03-26
Age
72
Citizenship
United States of America
Place of Birth
Los Angeles
Bio

Kevin Wayne Jeter, is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. He has written novels set in the Star Trek and Star Wars universes, and has written three sequels to Blade Runner. Jeter also gained recognition for coining the term "steampunks." - Wikipedia

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BOOK • 2017

by K.W. Jeter

A mind-boggling new sequel to Infernal Devices to celebrate thirty years of Steampunk.

Some time after the events of Fiendish Schemes, George Dower finds himself a widower, of sorts. On her deathbed, Miss McThane entrusts Dower with a small, ticking clockwork box. The box is mysteriously linked to her. 

When she breathes her last, the box stops ticking and Dower is able to open it, to find hundreds of letters – written in an unknown hand, signed only with the initial S. They’re not love letters, but refer instead to the letter-writer’s ongoing search for some other person. The last is a simple note, reading “Found him”…

File Under: Fantasy

BOOK • 2017

by K. W. Jeter

First British publication of the sequel to Infernal Devices, to mark the 30th anniversary of Steampunk.

The world George Dower left when he went into hiding was significantly simpler than the new, steam-powered Victorian London. Dower is enticed into a web of intrigue with ominously mysterious players who have nefarious plans of which he can only guess. If he can locate and make his father's Vox Universalis work as it was intended, his future is assured.
 
But his efforts are confounded by the strange Vicar Stonebrake. Drugged, arrested, and interrogated Dower is trapped in a maelstrom of secrets, corruption, and schemes that threaten to drown him in the chaos of this mad new world.

File Under: Steampunk [ A Plague of Lighthouses | Sexual Healing | The lady's Not For Turning | End of the World, Again ]

BOOK • 2011

by K. W. Jeter

The classic Steampunk novel from the creator of the term itself – thirty years ago this month.

When George Dower’s father died, he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more. But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue.

File Under
Steampunk

BOOK • 1999

by K. W. Jeter

“[K. W.] Jeter is an exhilarating writer who always seems to have another rabbit to pull out of his hat. . . . [He] accomplishes his goal of updating the genre, and he does so with commendable energy and imagination.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A master of dark visions, Jeter delivers his most . . . ambitious book to date. . . . An SF equivalent, perhaps, of The Name of the Rose.”—Publishers Weekly

L.A.: the sparkling metropolis at the new center of what’s left of the civilized world. Here wealthy men and women seek forbidden thrills through a system that enables them to indulge safely and anonymously in their wildest fantasies through the use of computerized simulations known as prowlers. Then a young executive at one of the the world’s most powerful corporations is brutally slain and an ex-information cop named McNihil is called in to find the dead man’s still “living” prowler. McNihil knows he’s walking into a trap. But he wants a chance to redeem himself for a botched job that forced him into retirement years ago. Teamed with a ruthless female operative called November, McNihil is about to enter a world in which no one can be trusted and things are far worse than they seem . . . a world in which a vast conspiracy of evil is about to blur the razor-thin line between the sane safety of daylight and the dark danger of noir.

“Impressive.”—Locus

BOOK • 1996

by K. W. Jeter

In 1982 the brilliant science fiction movie Blade Runner was released, and a phenomenon was born.

Set in the steel-and-microchip jungle of twenty-first century Los Angeles, this masterpiece re-created our vision of the future, telling the story of Rick Deckard, a ‘blade runner’ who tracks down and executes renegade androids. Now, for the millions of fans of the movie, as well as those coming to the saga for the first time, K. W. Jeter’s stylish and sophisticated new novel reenters that seedy, high-tech world and opens a new chapter of thrilling, nonstop, futuristic suspense. This time Deckard himself becomes both hunter and hunted in a race to prove his own humanity by tracking down the most elusive and dangerous android of all . . .

BOOK • 1979

by K. W. Jeter

JUST WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE TIME MACHINE RETURNED? Having acquired a device for themselves, the brutish Morlocks return from the desolate far future to Victorian England to cause mayhem and disruption. But the mythical heroes of Old England have also returned, in the hour of the country's greatest need, to stand between England and her total destruction.

File UnderSteampunk [ Coming Back | It’s About Time | Old Gods | Classic Steampunk ]

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