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Publication Order of Doctor Adder Books

Publication Order of K. W. Jeter Suspense & Thriller Books

Dr. Adder (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Seeker (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farewell Horizontal (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madlands (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ninja Two-Fifty (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom of Shadows (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Straight Shot (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Nightgown (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riding Bitch (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will the Last One to Leave Please Turn Out the Lights? (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Time (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue on One End, Yellow on the Other (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Candy in the Sack (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Layover (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of George Dower Books

Infernal Devices (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fiendish Schemes (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grim Expectations (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kim Oh Books

Real Dangerous Girl (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Dangerous Job (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Dangerous People (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Dangerous Place (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Dangerous Fun (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Dangerous Ride (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Real Dangerous Plan (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Grimm City Books

Death's Apprentice (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars Books

The Mandalorian Armor (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slave Ship (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard Merchandise (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Books

Emissary (By: J.M. Dillard) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Siege (By: Peter David) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodletter (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Game (By: Sandy Schofield) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen Heroes (By: Dafydd ab Hugh) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Betrayal (By: Lois Tilton) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warchild (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Search (By: Diane Carey) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antimatter (By: John Vornholt) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proud Helios (By: Melissa Scott) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warped (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valhalla (By: Nathan Archer) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil in the Sky (By: Greg Cox) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ferengi: Rules of Acquisition (By: Ira Steven Behr) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laertian Gamble (By: Robert Sheckley) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the Warrior (By: Diane Carey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Station Rage (By: Diane Carey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Night (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Objective: Bajor (By: John Peel) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of the Warrior (By: John Gregory Betancourt) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saratoga (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trials and Tribble-ations (By: Diane Carey) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tempest (By: Susan Wright) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wrath of the Prophets (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the Ferengi (By: Ira Steven Behr,Robert Hewitt Wolfe) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trial by Error (By: Mark A. Garland) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance (By: Dafydd ab Hugh) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Beyond the Stars (By: Steven Barnes,Hans Beimler) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 34th Rule (By: Armin Shimerman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
What You Leave Behind (By: Diane Carey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tunnel Through the Stars (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lives of Dax (By: Marco Palmieri) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Stitch in Time (By: Andrew J. Robinson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ds9#27 A Stitch In Time: Star Trek Deep Space Nine (By: Andrew J. Robinson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Section 31: Abyss (By: Jeffrey Lang,David Weddle) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rising Son (By: S.D. Perry) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prophecy and Change (By: Marco Palmieri,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Kevin G. Summers,Una McCormack,Andy Mangels,Terri Osborne,Heather Jarman,Geoffrey Thorne,Christopher L. Bennett,Andrew J. Robinson,Michael A. Martin) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unity (By: S.D. Perry) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hollow Men (By: Una McCormack) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warpath (By: David Mack) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twist of Faith (By: S.D. Perry) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
These Haunted Seas (By: Heather Jarman,David R. George III) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearful Symmetry (By: Olivia Woods) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soul Key (By: Olivia Woods) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Never Ending Sacrifice (By: Una McCormack) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found) (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sacraments of Fire (By: David R. George III) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ascendance (By: David R. George III) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Force and Motion (By: Jeffrey Lang) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rules of Accusation (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Mirage (By: David R. George III) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enigma Tales (By: Una McCormack) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gamma: Original Sin (By: David R. George III) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
I, The Constable (By: Paula M. Block,Terry J. Erdmann) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alien Nation Books

Alien Nation (By: Alan Dean Foster) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Horizon (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day of Descent (By: Judith Reeves-Stevens) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Body and Soul (By: Peter David) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Change (By: Barry B. Longyear) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slag Like Me (By: Barry B. Longyear) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extreme Prejudice (By: L.A. Graf) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cross of Blood (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Blade Runner Books

with Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? / Blade Runner (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edge of Human (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Replicant Night (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye and Talon (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Anthologies

Best New Horror 2(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourth Annual Collection(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Still Dead(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 3(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifth Annual Collection(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book of Best New Horror(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edited By(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

K. W. Jeter is an American author of horror and science fiction whose novels utilize dark themes and unsympathetic characters.


Born in March 1950 in Los Angeles, K.W. Jeter is known for having coined the term ‘steampunk’, a word that aptly describes so many of his stories.

The author was a student at California State University, Fullerton. The institution brought Jeter into contact with notable figures like Philip K. Dick and James P. Blaylock who had a significant impact on the decisions he made during his literary career.

And Jeter believes he also had an impact on the literary personalities.

Jeter’s books have been compared to those of Dick because both authors love to tackle the subjectivity of reality. While Jeter’s earliest works came out in 1975, it wasn’t until he wrote ‘Dr. Adder’ in 1984 that K.W. Jeter’s name began to gain traction.

The book wasn’t easy to sell. In fact, Jeter couldn’t even find publishers willing to take a chance on it for the first ten years mostly because of all the violence and sex Jeter scattered throughout his story.

When ‘Dr. Adder’ eventually found its way into the hands of audiences, it became an instant classic. It was around that time that Jeter coined the term steampunk. His novel was categorized as cyberpunk but Jeter wasn’t sure he agreed with that terminology.

So he improvised and steampunk has since become a genre of its own. The letter to Locus which Jeter wrote in 1987 argued that the use of steam-technology and an alternate history in ‘Dr. Adder’ separated it from the other cyberpunk works on the shelves.

Jeter proceeded to write additional novels in the steampunk genre, permanently stamping his signature on that particular field.

The author produced a number of his own original works before he was hired to write novels for established franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Blade Runner. The author also has a few comic books under his name.

+Literary Career

K.W. Jeter started writing fantasy, science fiction and horror in 1975. And for the next several years, he dominated the literary landscape in those genres. That opened the way for him to produce novelized sequels to the original Blade Runner Movie, not to mention the stories he wrote set in the Star Wars and Star Trek Universes.

And just when it seemed like Jeter couldn’t climb any higher, he stopped writing. In fact, by 1998, he had begun to disappear. It wasn’t until the early 2010s that the author suddenly returned to the literary scene with new original works and even a few sequels.

K. W. Jeter has played a part in the shaping of science fiction, fantasy and horror in literature, and it was suggested that Jeter returned to the writing table to prove that he still had more to offer.

Jeter has tried his hand at most genres of note. Though, he has admitted to struggling with and ultimately choosing to give the mystery genre a wide berth. Jeter loved mysteries as a kid. He remembers getting lost in the works of Ellery Queen and he admired every author that could create the sorts of puzzles and questions he couldn’t solve until the very last page.

Jeter doesn’t think he can produce a straight mystery novel. But he has shown a keen interest in trying his hand at the genre.

The author doesn’t have a particular source of inspiration. Movies definitely play a role in sparking ideas for some of his books. The Kim Oh Books, for example, were inspired by Jeter’s admiration for Asian cinema.

For the most part, though, the ideas just trickle into the author’s head. He always begins with a vision of either the first scene or an important scene that happens along the way.

And he builds upon that one piece of the puzzle until the whole picture comes into view. The author primarily aims to write a maximum of sixty thousand words. To K.W. Jeter, that is the ideal size for any novel.

Jeter believes that the traditional publishing industry has gone astray because they tend to expect astronomically ridiculous word counts for their novels these days, and that drives authors to pad their manuscripts to meet the necessary standard.

Jeter typically lets his story determine the size of his manuscript. But sixty thousand words is his optimal length. The author doesn’t have a particular daily writing target. He just writes until he has nothing to say, and then he takes a break.

The author relies heavily on his wife. She is his alpha reader. She also works as Jeter’s copy editor. Only she has access to K.W. Jeter’s new stories. The author values his wife’s opinion and he isn’t afraid to initiate drastic changes in response to her criticisms.

Jeter has admitted to struggling somewhat to keep his books unique and interesting, especially after all the original works he produced in the 80s and 90s. The author uses the outlining process to make sure he isn’t repeating himself.

The idea of writing by the seat of his pants has never crossed his mind.

+Dr. Adder

In the future, the United States breaks apart. The resulting enclaves are ruled by warlords. There’s a veneer of government that is doing little to bring technology and its many advancements under control.

Doctor Adder takes center stage as a surgeon of the most unique kind. Adder works to modify sexual organs to meet the sexual proclivities and perversions of his clients. To Adder, he’s merely doing whatever it takes to survive in a harsh world, even if some of his actions do more harm than good.

This book put K.W. Jeter on the map. It follows the exploits of Adder, a brilliant surgeon living in a wrecked Los Angeles. Adder makes his money reconfiguring the bodies of the many teenage runaways that cross his path.

Jeter writes Adder as a woman-hating criminal that has few redeeming qualities.

+Inferno Devices

George is a part-time musician that has a way with clockwork. Inheriting a watchmaker’s store gets him into a whole heap of trouble.

It starts with the attempted theft of an old device from the premises. Then comes the time travel, and the sex, and the intrigue.

Inferno Devices is considered by many to be a steampunk classic.

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