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Abnett, Dan
Adams, Douglas
Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto
Allen, Roger MacBride
Allie, Scott
Allston, Aaron
Anderson, Kevin J.
Barclay, James
Barnes, Steven
Baum, L. Frank
Bear, Greg
Bendis, Brian Michael
Bischoff, David
Bisson, Terry
Blackman, Haden
Bova, Ben
Bowen, Carl
Brooks, Terry
Canavan, Trudi
Card, Orson Scott
Chadwick, Paul
Clarke, Arthur C.
Clarke, Susanna
Clemens, James
Collins, Paul
Crichton, Michael
Crispin, A. C.
Cunningham, Elaine
Daley, Brian
David, Peter
DeMatteis, J. M.
Denning, Troy
Dick, Philip K.
Dickens, Charles
Dietz, William C.
Dixon, Chuck
Donaldson, Stephen
Eddings, David
Edginton, Ian
Elrod, P. N.
Erikson, Steven
Feist, Raymond E.
Foster, Alan Dean
Fraction, Matt
Furman, Simon
Gaiman, Neil
Gemmell, David A.
Gerber, Michael
Gibbons, Dave
Golden, Christopher
Goodkind, Terry
Goodwin, Archie
Graham, Mitchell
Grant, Alan
Green, Jonathan
Green, Laurence
Guggenheim, Marc
Hagberg, David
Hambly, Barbara
Hamilton, Laurell K.
Hand, Elizabeth
Harras, Bob
Harrison, Mick
Heinlein, Robert A.
Herbert, Frank
Herbert, James
Hine, David
Hobb, Robin
Howard, Robert E.
Jacques, Brian
James, Charlie Hamilton
Jenkins, Paul
Jeter, K. W.
Johns, Geoff
Jones, J. V.
Jordan, Robert
Jurgens, Dan
Karpyshyn, Drew
Kennedy, Mike
Kerr, Katharine
Keyes, Greg
King, Stephen
King, William
Knaak, Richard A.
Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
Lawhead, Stephen
Layman, John
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Lewis, C. S.
Lieberman, A. J.
Loeb, Jeph
Lorey, Dean
Lowder, James
Luceno, James
Lumley, Brian
Macan, Darko
Manning, Russ
Martin, George R. R.
Marz, Ron
Matheson, Richard
McCaffrey, Anne
McIntosh, Neil
McIntyre, Vonda
Michelinie, David
Millar, Mark
Miller, John Jackson
Miller, Karen
Milligan, Peter
Moench, Doug
Moesta, Rebecca
Moore, Alan
Nicholls, Stan
Nicieza, Fabian
Nylund, Eric
O'Neil, Dennis
Ostrander, John
Paolini, Christopher
Perry, S. D.
Perry, Steve
Pratchett, Terry
Pullman, Philip
Quinn, David
Reaves, Michael
Reed, A. W.
Reed, Brian
Rice, Anne
Richardson, Nancy
Roberts, Adam
Rowe, Matthew
Rowling, J. K.
Rubio, Kevin
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
Salvatore, R.A.
Shelley, Mary
Shultz, Mark
Simone, Gail
Simonson, Louise
Simonson, Walter
Smith, L. Neil
Spurrier, Simon
Stackpole, Michael A.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Stewart, Sean
Stoker, Bram
Stover, Matthew
Straczynski, J. Michael
Stradley, Randy
Strnad, Jan
Sutcliff, Rosemary
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Traviss, Karen
Truman, Tim
Turtledove, Harry
Tyers, Kathy
van Belkom, Edo
Veitch, Tom
Wagner, John
Watson, Jude
Whitman, John
Williams, Sean
Williams, Tad
Williams, Walter Jon
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The Books of K. W. Jeter

Author of over twenty novels, K. W. Jeter's science fiction has been described by SF master Phillip K. Dick as 'stunning'.  In 1998 he joined the host of SF and fantasy authors who have participated in the 'galaxy far, far away'.
Average Review Score: 2.3 out of 5

Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars - The Mandalorian Armor
There is a very good storyline in this book in which Boba Fett joins forces with IG-88, Bossk, Zuckuss (all of whom are among the bounty hunters in 'The Empire Strikes Back') and a creature named D'harhan.  Together this mixed team of hunters face overwhelming odds in a Hutt Clan house.  D'harhan is a very interesting characters, being as he is, not much more than a walking blaster cannon.  This storyline is extreme short, however.  The rest of the book consists of people sitting in the desert and talking and is monumentally boring.  With Kuat of Kuat, Jeter has attempted to create a villain of subtle intelligence (much like Prince Xizor), but instead creates a tiresome beauraucrat.  On top of the incredibly dull story, Jeter also makes dozens of continuity mistakes, apparently just not bothing to bend to the rules of the franchise he's playing with.
2 out of 5
Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars - Slave Ship
This book is pretty much as dull as the first book, the difference being that here the characters sit around on a spaceship just talking, instead of in the desert.  I'm particularly bothered by Jeter's depiction of the character of Dengar.  Dengar is a skilled and potent hunter, who Fett (the best of the best) chooses to work with and yet Jeter insists on portraying Dengar as a consumate idiot.  This book doesn't even have D'harhan in it to give at least some appeal.
2 out of 5
Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars - Hard Merchandise
The final part of the trilogy is a tiny bit better than the previous two.  It wraps up the flashback story and takes events into a confrontation at the Kuat Drive Yards.  There's a bit more activity in this book, to give it some pace and the introduction of important themes (like, I dunno, maybe the galaxy-wide civil war that's going on) give the book a bit more credibility.  Nevertheless, for this novel to have truly been any good, Jeter would have had to have gone to some trouble to make us care what happens one way or the other.  Which, of course, he doesn't.
3 out of 5

If you liked Jeter:
Then you're stupid.  But you might like to check out 'Shadows Of The Empire' by Steve Perry, which continues the machinations of Prince Xizor.

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