The Birth of Flux and Anchor (Soul Rider, #4) Jack L. Chalker


Published: June 27th 2013

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The Birth of Flux and Anchor (Soul Rider, #4)  by  Jack L. Chalker

The Birth of Flux and Anchor (Soul Rider, #4) by Jack L. Chalker
June 27th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 384 pages | ISBN: | 3.36 Mb

Besides being a science fiction author, Jack Laurence Chalker was a Baltimore City Schools history teacher in Maryland for a time, a member of the Washington Science Fiction Association, and was involved in the founding of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Some of his books said that he was born in Norfolk, Virginia although he later claimed that was a mistake.He attended all but one of the World Science Fiction Conventions from 1965 until 2004. He published an amateur SF journal, Mirage, from 1960 to 1971 (a Hugo nominee in 1963 for Best Fanzine).Chalker was married in 1978 and had two sons.His stated hobbies included esoteric audio, travel, and working on science-fiction convention committees.

He had a great interest in ferryboats, and, at his wifes suggestion, their marriage was performed on the Roaring Bull Ferry.Chalkers awards included the Daedalus Award (1983), The Gold Medal of the West Coast Review of Books (1984), Skylark Award (1985), Hamilton-Brackett Memorial Award (1979), as well as others of varying prestige. He was a nominee for the John W. Campbell Award twice and for the Hugo Award twice.

He was posthumously awarded the Phoenix Award by the Southern Fandom Confederation on April 9, 2005.On September 18, 2003, during Hurricane Isabel, Chalker passed out and was rushed to the hospital with a diagnosis of a heart attack. He was later released, but was severely weakened. On December 6, 2004, he was again rushed to hospital with breathing problems and disorientation, and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and a collapsed lung. Chalker was hospitalized in critical condition, then upgraded to stable on December 9, though he didnt regain consciousness until December 15.

After several more weeks in deteriorating condition and in a persistent vegetative state, with several transfers to different hospitals, he died on February 11, 2005 of kidney failure and sepsis in Bon Secours of Baltimore, Maryland.Chalker is perhaps best known for his Well World series of novels, the first of which is Midnight at the Well of Souls (Well World, #1).

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