K W Jeter

Morlock NightApril 2011 (Worldwide)

Infernal Devices – April 2011 (Worldwide)

Jeter attended college at California State University, Fullerton where he became friends with James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers, and through them, Philip K Dick.

K W Jeter wrote an early Cyberpunk novel, Dr Adder, which was enthusiastically recommended by Philip K Dick. Jeter is also the first to coin the term “Steampunk,” in a letter to Locus magazine in April 1987, to describe the retro-technology, alternate-history works that he published along with his friends, Blaylock and Powers. Jeter’s Steampunk novels – Morlock Night and Infernal Devices – were republished by Angry Robot in April 2011.

As well as his own wildly original novels, K W Jeter has written a number of authorized Blade Runner sequels.

He currently lives in Ecuador with his wife, Geri. His website is kwjeter.com.

Interview with Omnivoracious (July 2011)

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