K. W. Jeter

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Blade Runner 2 - Signed First Edition of Science Fiction - 1995


Author K. W. Jeter

Kevin Wayne Jeter, known professionally as K. W. Jeter, is an American science fiction and fantasy author born on March 26, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. Jeter has made significant contributions to the speculative fiction genre, particularly in the realms of cyberpunk and steampunk.

Jeter began his writing career in the 1970s, gaining recognition for his inventive and imaginative storytelling. His early works, including novels like Dr. Adder (1984), demonstrated a keen interest in exploring the intersections of technology, society, and the human condition. Dr. Adder is often considered one of the pioneering works in the cyberpunk subgenre. Jeter's association with the term "steampunk" is noteworthy. Although he did not coin the term, he is credited with helping to popularize and define the steampunk genre. His novel Infernal Devices (1987) is considered one of the foundational works in steampunk literature, featuring a Victorian-era setting with futuristic and fantastical elements powered by steam technology.

Throughout his career, K. W. Jeter has written across various speculative fiction subgenres, showcasing his versatility as a writer. His works often explore themes of identity, societal transformation, and the consequences of technological advancement. In addition to his novels, Jeter has contributed to the expanded universes of popular franchises. He wrote several novels set in the Blade Runner universe, expanding the world created by Philip K. Dick. Jeter's involvement in these tie-in novels further solidified his reputation as a skilled writer in the science fiction genre.

K. W. Jeter's literary contributions have earned him respect among fans of speculative fiction. His work has left a lasting impact on the cyberpunk and steampunk genres, influencing subsequent generations of writers exploring similar themes. Jeter's ability to blend imaginative storytelling with thought-provoking concepts has established him as a notable figure in the world of science fiction and fantasy literature.


Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human

Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human was published in 1995. It is a sequel to Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - the same novel that inspired Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner.

K. W. Jeter was commissioned to write the sequel as part of a series of official Blade Runner novels. The Edge of Human continues the narrative of the Blade Runner universe, exploring themes of identity, artificial intelligence, and the nature of humanity. The novel delves into the aftermath of the events in the original "Blade Runner" film and introduces new characters while maintaining the cyberpunk atmosphere characteristic of the franchise. It's worth noting that Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human is distinct from the 2017 film Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, which serves as a direct sequel to the original "Blade Runner" film. The novel and the film are separate works, each contributing to the expansion of the Blade Runner universe in its own way.

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