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Publication Order of Doctor Adder Books

Dr. Adder (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Glass Hammer (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Arms (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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

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

Publication Order of George Dower Books

Infernal Devices (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fiendish Schemes (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grim Expectations (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kim Oh Books

Real Dangerous Girl (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Real Dangerous Job (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Real Dangerous People (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Real Dangerous Place (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Real Dangerous Fun (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Real Dangerous Ride (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Real Dangerous Plan (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Grimm City Books

Death's Apprentice (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars Books

The Mandalorian Armor (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slave Ship (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Merchandise (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Books

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

Publication Order of Alien Nation Books

Alien Nation (By: Alan Dean Foster) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Horizon (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Change (By: Barry B. Longyear) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slag Like Me (By: Barry B. Longyear) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extreme Prejudice (By: L.A. Graf) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cross of Blood (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blade Runner Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Seeklight (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dreamfields (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morlock Night (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soul Eater (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mantis (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Land of the Dead (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Man (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolf Flow (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noir (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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