Alien Nation #8 - Cross of Blood

Alien Nation #8 - Cross of Blood

K. W. Jeter

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers / Horror

The pregnancy of Newcomer Cathy Frankel by her human boyfriend, Matt Sikes, ignites tensions city-wide as extremist groups who fear the implications of the birth of the first half-human/half-Newcomer child threaten Cathy’s safety. The danger escalates when the medical facility treating Cathy is attacked, forcing her into seclusion. Meanwhile, George Francisco is drawn into a Newcomer cult headed by a mysterious messianic figure. Obsessed with the cult, George quits the police force to devote all his time to his new religion. Now with his partner gone, Sikes must defend his newborn baby from a hostile band of criminals determined to destroy anyone who's different—even an innocent child.
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Candy in the Sack

Candy in the Sack

K. W. Jeter

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers / Horror

From the Author's Note:A LOT of my fiction deals with sexual matters, usually of a grim and distasteful sort, but this and another story, titled “Layover,” represent my sole foray into humorous erotica. The opportunity came about through a small press publisher which was kicking off an erotica series designed for married or otherwise committed/monogamous couples. This seemed like a good and fun idea to me, and I enjoyed writing them. So in many ways, this story and the other one represent some of my most light-hearted fiction.“Candy in the Sack” also represents the most optimistic treatment of a particular obsession of mine, which appears elsewhere to rather darker effect in my stories “Straight Shot” and “Riding Bitch.” Of course, the degradation Hallowe’en, from deep-rooted and marginally illicit folk holiday to tacky commercial marketing opportunity, is a subject covered masterfully by Ray Bradbury, a writer much admired by myself and others. So if readers were to be so kind as to consider this and my other Hallowe’en stories as at least a partial tribute to him, I don’t think they would be far off the mark.
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Alien Nation #2 - Dark Horizon

Alien Nation #2 - Dark Horizon

K. W. Jeter

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers / Horror

On July 31, 1991, the final episode of ALIEN NATION, “Green Eyes” aired, ending the series with a blockbuster finale and an exciting cliffhanger. In “Green Eyes” the Newcomers were faced with a deadly new bacteria created by a ruthless group of humans called Purists, who were determined to rid the Earth of the alien Tenctonese. As the story closed, all of the ALIEN NATION characters were in crisis, and the Francisco family was infected with the bacteria, facing certain death. This story was never resolved . . . until now. DARK HORIZON was a two-hour ALIEN NATION script commissioned by Twentieth Century Fox. The story would have resolved the cliffhanger and kicked off ALIEN NATION’S second season. With the final cancellation of the series, the script was put away and fans were left with their questions unanswered. Pocket Books is now proud to present a novelization by critically acclaimed science fiction author K.W. Jeter, of the entire action-packed story that began with “Green Eyes” and ended with “Dark Horizon.” As the story opens, George Francisco and Matthew Sikes stand watch over George’s family, while the Earth faces a new threat. A ruthless Overseer has come from space to recover the Tenctonese slaves, and he will stop at nothing to see that the Newcomers—as well as the entire human race—are enslaved forever . . .
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Fiendish Schemes

Fiendish Schemes

K. W. Jeter

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers / Horror

In 1986 K. W. Jeter coined the term "steampunk," applying it to his first Victorian-era science fiction alternate-history adventure. At last he has returned with Fiendish Schemes, a tale of George Dower, son of the inventor of Infernal Devices, who has been in new self-imposed exile…accumulating debts. The world Dower left when he went into hiding was significantly simpler than the new, steam-powered Victorian London, a mad whirl of civilization filled with gadgets and gears in the least expected places. After accepting congratulations for his late father's grandest invention—a walking, steam-powered lighthouse—Dower is enticed by the prospect of financial gain 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, he is promised, is assured. But his efforts are confounded by the strange Vicar Stonebrake, who promises him aid, but is more interested in converting sentient whales to Christianity—and making money—than in helping George. Drugged, arrested, and interrogated by men, women, and the steam-powered Prime Minister, Dower is trapped in a maelstrom of secrets, corruption, and schemes that threaten to drown him in the chaos of this mad new world.ReviewFor Fiendish Schemes:“In Fiendish Schemes, K. W. Jeter returns to the Steampunk world he left twenty-five years ago with guns blazing—very strange guns, to be sure.  To my mind this is Jeter’s best book, with more than enough cool Steampunk ingredients to make me jealous.  I wish I could simply steal half a dozen and put them into my pocket for later use, but I’ll have to be satisfied with merely reading—and rereading—the book. You should too.” —James P. Blaylock, author of the Langdon St. Ives novels“Gorgeous grotesquerie -- Fellini by way of Tim Burton!” — Tim Powers, author of Hide Me Among the Graves“Welcome to K.W. Jeter's London, a London where technology is out of control and ruled by the upper class. Part commentary for the 21st century, part journey of redemption (but entirely steampunk), Fiendish Schemes takes us into the next chapter of George Dower's presently dismal life until an unwanted, unwelcome associate from his past (literally) resurfaces and sets him on a dangerous plot that could manipulate the financial future of the world, and—in the process—net him a bob or two. Jeter is a modern Arthur Conan Doyle as his sequel to Infernal Devices reads as a Sherlock Holmes adventure. Each turn of the page unfolds the mystery; and the deeper you descend with Dower, the deeper you are drawn into Jeter's work.”— Tee Morris, author of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences seriesFor Infernal Devices:“Jeter is an exhilarating writer who always seems to have another rabbit to pull out of his hat.” —New York Times Book Review on Infernal Devices “A well-written novel that should be added to any collection. If you have patrons with an interest in steampunk, this is essential.” —Library Journal“This is the real thing–a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles. . .  A wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page” —James P. Blaylock, World Fantasy Award winning author“Goddamn, what a book. This is like H.G. Wells with H.P. Lovecraft’s descriptions of darkness run through the mind of Sherlock Holmes writer Arthur Conan Doyle. It’s about as screwy as it gets, complete steampunkery with a duo who are scamming their way across the land through an entirely different set of devices. Must-read . . . Pure joy. I couldn’t set it down.” —SFBook.com“A delicious—and quite insane—mad romp through the gas-lit streets of London. Absolute must-read!” —SF Revu “At times Jeter amd quote insane romp through the gas-lit streets of London. Absolute must-read!” —Bearcave.com About the AuthorK. W. JETER, known as the  “godfather of steampunk” for first inventing the term over 20 years ago, is the author of Infernal Devices, Morlock Night, the cyberpunk novel Dr. Adder, noir sequels to Blade Runner as well as dark fantasy and other visionary science fiction. A native of California, he currently lives in Ecuador.
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Noir

Noir

K. W. Jeter

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers / Horror

Travelt, a corporate flunkey at DynaZauber, is dead, but his prowler is still stalking the Wedge. Harrisch needs the prowler back, before it spews DynaZauber's secrets to the enemy, so he approaches ex-agent McNihil. McNihil's every nerve ending screams no, but Harrisch won't take no for an answer.
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