Jack Chalker's Well World epic occupies an honored place among the classics of science fiction. Now this boldly imagined, intricately plotted new novel takes us deeper into the Well World than ever before . . .
On the mysterious Well World, the evil tyrant Josich and his dark agents search desperately for the eight scattered pieces of the fabled Straight Gate. Whoever possesses the Gate will wield enormous power, travelling between universes at the speed of light and wreaking havoc across galaxies.
Opposing Josich is a small band of travelers new to the Well World. There is Core, once a machine, now flesh and blood; Ming and Ari, two minds sharing a single body; Jaysu, an angel; and Genghis O'Leary, a lizard being. Unbeknownst to them, they have an unlikely ally: a vengeful entity who is able to clone any person or object with a single touch--and mete out death just as swift . . . --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Jack L. Chalker was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 17, 1944. While still in high school, he began writing for the amateur science-fiction press, and in 1960 he launched the Hugo-nominated amateur magazine Mirage. A year later he founded Mirage Press, which grew into a major specialty publisher of nonfiction and reference books on science fiction and fantasy.
His first novel, A Jungle of Stars, was published in 1976, and he became a full-time novelist two years later with the major popular success of Midnight at the Well of Souls. Chalker is an active conservationist and enjoys traveling, consumer electronics, and computers. He is also a noted speaker on science fiction and fantasy at numerous colleges and universities. He is a passionate lover of steamboats, in particular ferryboats, and has ridden more than three hundred ferries in the United States and elsewhere.
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While not in the same class as the original Well of Souls, it's still an entertaining read with good character development.Published 20 months ago by J. Hale
Not as good as the original well world series,but fun. It kept my interest but the end was a little to God like.Published on July 7, 2013 by Perry
This book reminded me a bit of the latter days of the "99 princes in amber" series. The story kept me turning pages, but the author didn't seem to be paying much... Read morePublished on November 18, 2000
I have just finished reading this book. I must say it wasn't near as good as I would have hoped. Most of this is due to the fact that Jeremiah Wong Kincaid was barely in it. Read morePublished on August 2, 2000 by Nylena Jerroden
I have to disagree with the other reviews here, I believe Ghosts to be an equal to the first book. Chalker has made possibly his most accessable book for a decade. Read morePublished on July 3, 2000 by Sam Lewis
While I found the first book of this story-line to be one of his best in years, evoking the adventure of the early Well World books, the follow-through is adequate at best. Read morePublished on May 27, 2000 by Daniel J Holden