Book Notification

Jack L. Chalker Books In Order

Book links take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Publication Order of Well Of Souls Books

Midnight at the Well of Souls (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exiles at the Well of Souls (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quest for the Well of Souls (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Nathan Brazil (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight at the Well of Souls (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea is Full of Stars (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost of the Well of Souls (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Four Lords of the Diamond Books

Lilith: A Snake in the Grass (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cereberus: A Wolf in the Fold (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charon: A Dragon at the Gate (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Medusa: A Tiger by the Tail (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dancing Gods Books

The River of Dancing Gods (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons of the Dancing Gods (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance of the Dancing Gods (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of the Dancing Gods (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrors of the Dancing Gods (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Soul Rider Books

Spirits of Flux and Anchor (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empires of Flux and Anchor (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters of Flux and Anchor (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birth of Flux and Anchor (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of Flux and Anchor (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rings of the Master Books

Lords of the Middle Dark (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates of the Thunder (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors of the Storm (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masks of the Martyrs (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Changewinds Books

When the Changewinds Blow (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riders of the Winds (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of the Maelstrom (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of G.O.D. Inc. Books

The Labyrinth of Dreams (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Dancers (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maze in the Mirror (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Quintara Marathon Books

The Demons at Rainbow Bridge (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ninety Trillion Fausts (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Run to Chaos Keep (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Watchers at the Well Books

Echoes of the Well of Souls (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of the Well of Souls (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gods of the Well of Souls (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wonderland Gambit Books

The Cybernetic Walrus (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The March Hare Network (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hot-Wired Dodo (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Three Kings Books

Balshazzar's Serpent (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Melchior's Fire (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kaspar's Box (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Jungle of Stars (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancers in the Afterglow (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Web of the Chozen (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
And the Devil Will Drag You Under (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
A War Of Shadows (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Voyage (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Identity Matrix (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Downtiming the Night Side (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Messiah Choice (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Tape War (With: George Alec Effinger,Mike Resnick) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Priam's Lens (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moreau Factor (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Dance Band on the Titanic (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hotel Andromeda (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancers in the Dark (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Science-Fantasy Publishers (With: Mark Owings) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stellar Books

Stellar Short Novels (By: Gordon R. Dickson,Andrew J. Offutt,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Shawn Oueinsteen) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #2 (By: Isaac Asimov,Larry Niven,Howard Waldrop,Clifford D. Simak,Jack C. Haldeman II,Steven Utley,Hal Clement,James White,Richard S. Simak,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Patrick G. Conner) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #3 (With: Clifford D. Simak,Gene DeWeese,Jeffrey M. Wallman,Charles W. Runyon,Mildred Downey Broxon,Henry Melton,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Arsen Darney,B. Lee Cooper,Larry S. Haverkos,Steve Utley,Bill Starr) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #4 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #5 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #6 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #7 (By: Terry Carr,Leanne Frahm,Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books

Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (By: Isaac Asimov,Tanith Lee,Phyllis Eisenstein,Gene Wolfe,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Arnie Bateman,Alan Dean Foster,Martin Gardner,Randall Garrett,Rob Chilson,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,Richard S. McEnroe,Jeff Duntemann,R.N. Bracewell,K.W. MacAnn,G. Richard Bozarth) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (By: Isaac Asimov,Frederik Pohl,Carter Scholz,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Jack Williamson,Darrell Schweitzer,John Brunner,Juleen Brantingham,Martin Gardner,Richard Wilson,Milton A. Rothman,Elizabeth Anne Hull,Sharon Webb,Somtow Sucharitkul,Lee Weinstein,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre,William Tuning,Francis E. Izzo,Paul David Novitski,Lee Russell,Seth S. Horowitz,Tol E. Rant,S. Dale,Julie Flores,Tony Sarowitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (By: Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,Lee Killough,Mary Gentle,Mildred Downey Broxon,Shawna McCarthy,Sharon Webb,Leigh Kennedy,Stephanie A. Smith,Cherie Wilkerson,Julie Stevens,Sydney J. Van Scyoc,Cyn Mason,P.A. Kagan,P.J. MacQuarrie,Janet O. Jeppson,Beverly Grant,Hope Athearn) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Connie Willis,George R.R. Martin,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard,Scott Baker,Lillian Carl,Juleen Brantingham,Lee Killough,Ian McDowell,Daphne Castell,Sharon N. Farber,Richard Kearns,Shawna McCarthy,Leigh Kennedy,Gregg Keizer,Kristi Olesen) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Robots (By: Isaac Asimov,Rob Chilson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (By: Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's War (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (By: Isaac Asimov,Terry Bisson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (By: Isaac Asimov,Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (By: Isaac Asimov,Gardner Dozois) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (By: Isaac Asimov) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Jack L. Chalker is an American author of fiction. Born 1944 and passed in 2005, he was most well-known for writing his science fiction novels. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where he grew up. Chalker attended the local Baltimore City College and went on to Towson University in Maryland, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in English.

He earned his MLA from Johns Hopkins University after graduating from Towson. After college, Chalker got a job as a teacher educating high school students in history and geography in the Baltimore City School system. He was married and had two sons. Chalker belonged to the Washington Science Fiction Association and also had a part in the founding of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.

Jack L. Chalker first made his writing debut in 1976 with the publication of his novel, A Jungle of Stars. This novel was nominated for the John W. Campbell Best Book award in 1977 and 1978. He has won a variety of awards for his writing that includes the Skylark Award, the Daedalus Award, the Hamilton-Brackett Memorial Award, and The Gold Medal of the West Coast Review of Books.

Chalker enjoyed traveling, esoteric audio, and belonging to science fiction convention committees. He is the author of A Jungle of Stars, the Well of Souls series (seven books total in this series that spans from ’77 to ’00), the Four Lords of the Diamond series (four books in total starting with Lilith and ending with Medusa), the five-book Dancing Gods series, the five-book series Soul Rider, the Rings of the Master series (four books, all published in the eighties), the Changewinds trilogy series, the G.O.D. Inc. trilogy, the Quintara Marathon trilogy, the Watchers at the Well trilogy, the Wonderland Gambit trilogy, and the Three Kings trilogy.

Jack L. Chalker has also written several standalone novels. They include The Web of the Chozen, Dancers in the Afterglow, A War of Shadows, and many more– twelve in total, ending with The Moreau Factor in 2000 and Kaspar’s Box in 2003.

Chalker also left behind an unfinished novel that was titled Chameleon. He has four omnibus collections under his belt that include The Four Lords of the Diamond, The Rings of the Master, The Changewinds, and the Jack L. Chalker SF Gateway Omnibus (published posthumously in 2014).

Jack L. Chalker has also contributed to two collections, Dance Band on the Titanic in 1988 and Dancers in the Dark in 2002. Chalker also edited the Hotel Andromeda anthology, published in 1994. He has also published a nonfiction novel with Mark Owings titled The Science Fantasy Publishers in 1991. He has contributed stories to the Haunted Houses anthology and The John W Campbell Awards Volume 5, published in 1984. Chalker has published two short stories, No Hiding Place and In the Dowaii Chambers.

Midnight at the Well of Souls is the first in the ‘Well of Souls’ series. It was published in 1977. The main character in this science fiction novel is Nathan Brazil. He is the owner of a cargo ship that he regularly has available for hire.

At the moment, Nathan Brazil is transporting human cargo and regular cargo between planets. When he goes off of his normal route for the purposes of answering a distress call, he has no idea that a hidden stargate is about to transport him– and his passengers– to Well World. The hidden gate has taken them to an entirely new planet.

What is the Well World? To start with, it is a very unique place, this is a master control planet for the cosmos. It was made by a race that designed the universe. They once resembled gods, but by now they are long gone. They were apparently an ancient race that either went away or died out called the Markovians. The Well World is essentially in control of 1560 worlds and it is also the gateway to these worlds, which were apparently made by the Markovians towards the end of their presence.

Confronted with unexpected entry to this planet, Nathan is embroiled in a sudden mission to find and protect the Well of Souls. Finding and wielding this power will allow whoever discovers it to control the entire cosmos, with only this simple cargo captain in between them and their evil plans. One thing is for certain, and that there are strange forces that want to take control of the Well World and the universe too using the powers of this place.

Determined to keep that power out of their hands, Nathan Brazil does what he can to set out to stop these forces from discovering the Well of Souls. Along the way, he has to deal with a number of strange things that seem to be true to this world– strange transformations of people changing into mermaids, centaurs, and giant insects.

There are many of these creatures in this land, and when it comes to his own memories of what is going on– well, there seems to be trouble recalling them. Nathan must come in between the forces that want to find the well and rule the world too. Can he do it? Pick up this book to find out.

The second book in the Well of Souls series is titled Exiles at the Well of Souls. It was published in 1978. In this novel, Antor Trellig has seized a super-computer that is so powerful it’s practically the path to godhood. This is not good as Trellig happens to run a ruthless syndicate that of course extends its reach throughout the stars.

Master criminal Mavra Chang has been offered any reward she wants by The Council if she can stop Trellig. They have also offered to give her a horrible death if she refuses or fails, so for Mavra the choice is clear. But neither of the two very different individuals counted on the Well World coming into it.

This strange world designed by the Markovians controlled and kept the cosmos in order. It can transport anyone, and when opponents are transported from across space here, they find themselves in new alien bodies. You never know what will happen on Well World. Not only that, but it seems that they have landed in the middle of a desperate battle for control of the universe. Will Chang catch Trellig before he becomes a god? Read this novel to know for sure!

Book Series In Order » Authors » Jack L. Chalker

Leave a Reply