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Jack L. Chalker (1944–2005)

Autor(a) de Midnight at the Well of Souls

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About the Author

Jack L. Chalker was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 17, 1944. He received a B. A. degree in English from Towson University and a graduate degree in English and history from Johns Hopkins University. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1978, he taught history and geography in the mostrar mais Baltimore public school system. He founded a publishing house, The Mirage Press, Ltd., which produces nonfiction and bibliographic works on science fiction and fantasy. He was the author of several science fiction series including the Well World series, the Dancing Gods series, and the G. O. D. Inc. series. He received numerous honors including the Dedalus Award in 1983, the Gold Medal of the West Coast Review of Books award in 1984, the Skylark Award in 1980, and the Hamilton-Brackett Memorial Award in 1979. He died of kidney failure and sepsis on February 11, 2005. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Jack L. Chalker (by Patti Kinlock, 2003)

Séries

Obras por Jack L. Chalker

Midnight at the Well of Souls (1977) 1,194 exemplares
Quest for the Well of Souls (1978) 895 exemplares
Exiles at the Well of Souls (1978) 887 exemplares
The Return of Nathan Brazil (1980) 828 exemplares
Twilight at the Well of Souls (1980) 809 exemplares
The River of Dancing Gods (1984) 693 exemplares
Lords of the Middle Dark (1986) 681 exemplares
Pirates of the Thunder (1987) 617 exemplares
Demons of the Dancing Gods (1984) 607 exemplares
Vengeance of the Dancing Gods (1985) 567 exemplares
Warriors of the Storm (1987) 563 exemplares
Masks of the Martyrs (1988) 556 exemplares
Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold (1982) 527 exemplares
Charon: A Dragon at the Gate (1982) 504 exemplares
Spirits of Flux and Anchor (1984) 501 exemplares
Medusa: a Tiger by the Tail (1983) 489 exemplares
Echoes of the Well of Souls (1993) 459 exemplares
When the Changewinds Blow (1987) 435 exemplares
The Demons at Rainbow Bridge (1989) 431 exemplares
And the devil will drag you under (1979) 422 exemplares
Empires of Flux and Anchor (1984) 418 exemplares
Masters of Flux and Anchor (1985) 408 exemplares
Shadow of the Well of Souls (1994) 384 exemplares
Songs of the Dancing Gods (1990) 381 exemplares
The Labyrinth of Dreams (1987) 373 exemplares
War of the Maelstrom (1988) 367 exemplares
Riders of the Winds (1988) 358 exemplares
The Run to Chaos Keep (1991) 355 exemplares
Ninety Trillion Fausts (1991) 346 exemplares
Gods of the Well of Souls (1994) 340 exemplares
The Birth of Flux and Anchor (1985) 321 exemplares
The Web of the Chozen (1978) 304 exemplares
The Shadow Dancers (1987) 301 exemplares
The Sea Is Full of Stars (1999) 294 exemplares
The Identity Matrix (1982) 287 exemplares
Children of Flux and Anchor (1986) 286 exemplares
Ghost of the Well of Souls (2000) 281 exemplares
Downtiming the Night Side (1985) 281 exemplares
The Maze in the Mirror (1989) 275 exemplares
A Jungle of Stars (1976) 266 exemplares
A War of Shadows (1979) 243 exemplares
The Cybernetic Walrus (1995) 242 exemplares
The Messiah Choice (1985) 239 exemplares
Priam's Lens (1999) 220 exemplares
Horrors of the Dancing Gods (1995) 219 exemplares
Dancers in the Afterglow (1656) 217 exemplares
The Four Lords of the Diamond (1981) 192 exemplares
March Hare Network (1996) 182 exemplares
Red Tape War (1991) — Autor — 177 exemplares
Dance Band on the Titanic (1988) 173 exemplares
Hot-Wired Dodo (1997) 160 exemplares
Balshazzar's Serpent (2000) 154 exemplares
The Moreau Factor (2000) 130 exemplares
Melchior's Fire (2002) 124 exemplares
Kaspar's Box (2003) 112 exemplares
Hotel Andromeda (1994) — Editor — 79 exemplares
The Changewinds (1996) 72 exemplares
Dancing Gods: Part One (1995) 60 exemplares
The Devil's Voyage (1981) 34 exemplares
Dancing Gods: Part Two (1996) 25 exemplares
Dancers in the Dark (2002) 6 exemplares
MIRAGE ON LOVECRAFT - A LITERARY VIEW — Editor — 3 exemplares
In the Wilderness [short story] (1978) 2 exemplares
The Night Side 2 exemplares
Moths and Candle 1 exemplar
Soul Rider Book 4 1 exemplar
No Hiding Place 1 exemplar
Tales from Well World, No. 2 (2000) 1 exemplar
Soul Rider Book 5 1 exemplar
Soul Rider Book 1 1 exemplar
Soul Rider Book 3 1 exemplar
Soul Rider Book 2 1 exemplar
Stormsong Runner 1 exemplar
The Shadow Dancers 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (2001) — Contribuidor — 567 exemplares
Next of Kin (1959) — Introdução, algumas edições293 exemplares
Alternate Presidents (1992) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The 1989 Annual World's Best SF (1989) — Contribuidor — 238 exemplares
Three to conquer (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições172 exemplares
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The 1979 Annual World's Best SF (1979) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Isaac Asimov: Science Fiction Masterpieces (1986) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Major Ingredients (2000) — Introdução — 75 exemplares
Stellar #3: Science-Fiction Stories (1977) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Dixie Ghosts (1988) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Great American Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Great American Ghost Stories Volume 1 (Anthology 16-in-1) (1992) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Masters of Science Fiction (1978) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The John W. Campbell Awards Vol. 5 (1984) — Autor, algumas edições13 exemplares

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My ratings for this series were roughly:
4 stars Book 1
3.5 stars Book 2
3 stars Book 3

Great build-up in Book 1,
Action and plot development in Book 2,
But Book 3 just felt like it dragged a bit, and then the climax was a bit too simple after all the build-up.
 
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stubooks | 5 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2024 |
I enjoyed book 1 slightly more but found myself unable to put this book down.
Set up for an exciting finale.
 
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stubooks | 7 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2024 |
How come people don't rave about Jack Chalker?
I loved this book.
I loved the way it has set things up for the next 2 books in the series.
3 empires with different philosophies, but similar mixes of human and alien members.
This book covers the previous mission of each team of talents from each of the empires before they converge on the demon planet. 3 stories with different casts, each generally with a different dilemna and a bit of a twist in the solution, sort of who-dunnits.
Actually having trouble deciding which team I'm barracking for or who my favourite character is.

Hope I don't get disappointed with the next book.
… (mais)
 
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stubooks | 6 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2024 |
Intriguing beginning, somewhat anticlimactic ending. Full of the usual Chalker body changing and sex stuff.
 
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yaj70 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
98
Also by
16
Membros
23,055
Popularidade
#917
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
190
ISBN
333
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
38

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