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Jack L. Chalker

Jack Laurence Chalker was an American science fiction author. Chalker was also a Baltimore City Schools history teacher in Maryland for 12 years, retiring in 1978 to write full-time. He also was a member of the Washington Science Fiction Association and was involved in the founding of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.

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Trope-ing The Light Fantastic

The River of Dancing Gods (Dancing Gods: Book One)

Jack L. Chalker

Something strange happens to Joe and Marge on the way to El Paso. They run into Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, a strange wizard who informs them that they are going to die in nineteen minutes and eighteen seconds.

But they also have a choice. They can abandon the current world by taking a ferryboat acr...

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Twilight at the Well of Souls (Saga of the Well of Souls: Book Five)

Jack L. Chalker

Welcome to the Well World: a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians. The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time.

Twilight at the Well of Souls is a direct continuation of the story started in ...

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Vengeance of the Dancing Gods (Dancing Gods: Book Three)

Jack L. Chalker

Husaquahr has been saved by the brave actions of Joe and Marge. The Dark Baron has been defeated and exiled to Earth where all his magical powers have been stripped.

But Ruddygore has badly underestimated his deadly enemy. The Dark Baron proves as resourceful on Earth as he was in Husaquahr and he ...

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The Messiah Choice

Jack L. Chalker

Sir Robert McKenzie, owner of the Magellan Corporation, dies suddenly in a mysterious and grisly way. His daughter may be next, for a Satanic cult is determined to herald the arrival of the apocalypse.

Greg MacDonald unravels the mystery of the cult, run by scientists with a distorted sense of duty...

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The Return of Nathan Brazil (Saga of the Well of Souls: Book Four)

Jack L. Chalker

Welcome to the Well World: a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians. The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time.

Humanity is reeling when the Dreel (a viral, hive-minded species) attacks the M...

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Lilith: A Snake in the Grass - The Four Lords of the Diamond 1

Jack L. Chalker

Four worlds that cannot be visited.

Four worlds that must be visited.

Aliens are spying on Earth from one of the four worlds that make up the Warden Diamond. But it is impossible to send agents to any of the four worlds because of unique microscopic symbionts that make it impossible for visitors t...

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Medusa: A Tiger by the Tail - The Four Lords of the Diamond 4

Jack L. Chalker

This frozen world is the last of the four worlds to be explored. But are Tarin Bul and his controller up to the job? The secret powers of the hated dictator, Lord Ypsir, are far more extensive than had been anticipated and may prove too much for them. Can the Agent With No Name save the mission?...

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Midnight at the Well of Souls (Saga of the Well of Souls: Book One)

Jack L. Chalker

Welcome to the Well World: a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians. The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time.

Nathan Brazil is a starship captain carrying passengers and cargo from planet t...

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Quest for the Well of Souls (Saga of the Well of Souls: Book Three)

Jack L. Chalker

Welcome to the Well World: a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians. The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time.

Exiles at the Well of Souls left Mavra Chang captured by Olborn and partially c...

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Songs of the Dancing Gods (Dancing Gods: Book Four)

Jack L. Chalker

Joe has reunited with his son, who has accompanied Joe to Husaquahr. But their joy at being united is cut short by news that the Dark Baron has escaped once again and is gathering a force in the North to capture and enslave them all.

Can Joe and Tiana (and Irving) make another stand for their new w...

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Cerberus: A Wolf in the Fold - The Four Lords of the Diamond 2

Jack L. Chalker

Cerberus is the second planet to be visited. Qwin Zhang is stripped of her personality and left naked on the planet with her mind now occupied by one of the Confederacy’s best operatives. Can she/he survive long enough to find out the truth about the deadly planet known as Cerberus?...

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Charon: A Dragon at the Gate - The Four Lords of the Diamond 3

Jack L. Chalker

Seeking a unique solution, each of the four worlds making up the Diamond is sent a person whose mind has been stripped of everything and who is now controlled by an agent of the Confederacy.

Park Lacoch's body (stripped of his own mind) is exiled to the hell-world of Charon, one of the Warden Diamo...

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Demons of the Dancing Gods (Dancing Gods: Book Two)

Jack L. Chalker

While the initial battle for Husaquahr has been won, dark forces are gathering to the south. But before the Dark Baron and the Demon Prince can put their plans into action, they need to deal with Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, master sorcerer who suspects that all is not as it should be.

Once again Rud...

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Downtiming the Night Side

Jack L. Chalker

When former Air Force officer and NSA agent Ron Moosic is assigned for special duty in charge of security for a nuclear power plant, he has no idea that the plant is only a cover for a top-secret project involving time travel.

The government has discovered a way to travel back in time and is sendin...

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Exiles at the Well of Souls (Saga of the Well of Souls: Book Two)

Jack L. Chalker

Welcome to the Well World: a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians. The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time.

Gilgam Zinder finally discovers the secret to the Markovian Well World but is t...

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Horrors of the Dancing Gods (Dancing Gods: Book Five)

Jack L. Chalker

In this final volume of the Dancing Gods series, Ruddygore and his heroes must face an ancient evil seeping forth from the Sea of Dreams. Long-dormant evil is rising to challenge reality as we know it and it will destroy Earth and the magical world of Husaquahr if left to its own devices.

The Rules...

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