Jack L. Chalker


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in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
December 17, 1944

Died
February 11, 2005

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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, a
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“Just because your whole life is going to hell doesn't mean you have to walk there.”
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“...it is in the very fundamentals of evil that one always condemns it when they see it but rationalizes it when they do it.”
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“You can’t be a non-conformist if you don’t wear the proper uniform.”
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