Kevin Wayne Jeter (born 26 March 1950) is an American science fiction and horror author from California.
Jeter was born in Los Angeles. At California State University, he met science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The esteemed science fiction writer based a character on him – Kevin in Valis. In common with Dick, his style of writing is known for its dark themes, and paranoid and sometimes unsympathetic characters. He has also written several sequels to Bladerunner, which began life as Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.
His book Dr. Adder is considered by some to be the first true Cyberpunk novel. He also coined the phrase “Steampunk”, which refers to retro-technology.
Jeter has also written tie-ins to the Star Wars franchise.
He has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, but now lives in Ecuador with his wife.