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Beyond virtual reality, everything you think you know about your world is wrong... That was the strange message left in Cory Maddox's emailbox.
In Husaquahr, the world of magic beyond the Sea of Dreams, the battle had been won and all seemed peaceful. But Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, master sorcerer, knew better. Far to the south on the River of Dancing Gods, the Dark Baron plotted with a Demon Prince to wage the final war that would bring about Armageddon.
What do you do when you're drafted into a war that encompasses all time, to fight battles that rage across the ages? How do you survive when every jump through time means there is less left that is really you? Who do you trust, when it becomes clear that victory will eliminate all that you hold dear? For time travel is the triumph of the age and a deadly trap. The traveler arrives not in the flesh, but in the body of someone, anyone, then alive. Ron Moosic, former government agent, is now a young girl, and someone is trying to eliminate him/he Ron doesn't know who, or why, or even when...but he'd better find put fast. Because for him, time is running out.
An unnamed and utterly alien society had somehow been released from its ancient prison and was bent on the corruption of the Well World itself. Can Nathan Brazil save it?
Exiles at the Well of Souls is a 400 page science fiction novel written by the late respected Jack Chalker and first published in 1978. It is the second book in an early series by Chalker entitled The Saga of the Well World; it comes after Midnight at the Well of Souls and precedes Quest for the Well of Souls and The Return of Nathan Brazil. After describing a scientist's invention of a device that changes reality and the plot of Trellig, a Council member, to use it as a weapon to take over known space, Baen Books provides the following summary of the book's action: The Council offered master criminal Mavra Chang a reward if she stopped Trellig-and a horrible lingerin death if she failed. Given that choice, Chang set out on Trellig's trail, hoping she could turn the mission to her own profit. But neither Trellig nor Chang had taken the Well World into consideration. Built by the Markovians billions of years ago, when a now-vanished godlike race had unlocked all the secrets of space and time, the Well World controlled the very design of the entire cosmos. Trellig and Chang suddenly were drawn across space to the mysterious planet, to awaken in new alien bodies and find themselves in the middle of a battle where strangl races fought desperately, with the control of all the Universe as the prize.
The assignment was irresistible. Four Lords of the Diamond. Four keys to an enigma that would spell the end of humanity.
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 . . .From the Paperback edition.
The key to humankind's liberation lay in the hands of a very unlikely group of heroes.
Even beofre the renegade pirates of the giant spaceship Thunder had collected all five of the rings that would eliminate the threat of Master System forever, Hawks knew that they still faced even greater problems. Somewhere back on Earth lay the original computer interface, and somewhere in the distant past lay the secret to Master System's demise. As a historian, Hawks had the knowledge to solve the riddle; yet he had to be absolutely sure, for one misstep would destroy them all.
Midnight at the Well of Souls is a 433 page science Fiction novel written by the well established author Jack L. Chalker and first published in 1977. It is the first book in an early set of novels by Chalker entitled The Saga of the Well World. Subsequent novels in this series in order are Exiles at the Well of Souls, Quest for the Well of Souls, and The Return of Nathan Brazil. Baen Books's summary of Midnight at the Well of Souls reads as follows: Small and below-average in appearance, Nathan Brazil, starship owner, was hardly the sort of person to hold the fate of the entire universe in his hands. But when he detoured from his route to answer a distress call, a hidden stargate hurled him and his passengers to the Well World, the master control planet for the cosmos. Billions of years ago, a godlike race had unlocked all the secrets of space and time and remade the universe according to their grand design. Then they vanished and left behind the Well World to maintain the pattern of the universe. Now someone was searching for the planet's hidden control room-the Well of Souls-to seize control of all the cosmos. Nathan had to stop them. But this planet wrought bizarre metamorphoses on visitors, changing them into alien forms-centaurs, mermaids, giant insects- seemingh at random. Nathan could no longer recognize his friends, let alone his unknown enemies. His task seemed hopeless until his long-suppressed memories began to return, and he realized who he really was.
They were renegades now, running for their lives, and searching for the five gold rings that could win their freedom.
Mavra Chang had been a prisoner of the Well World for 11 years. Above her orbited the supercomputer that could restore her body and her powers, but how to get to it?
This science fiction book has been written by three authors, each chapter by a different one.
In a desolate sector of space floats the Well World, an ancient Markovian supercomputer that first created and now maintains the universe. Nathan Brazil is the only one who can fix it, but he doesn't want to be found.
This exciting, action-packed novel marks Jack Chalker's triumphant return to his celebrated multivolume saga: The Well World. The Sea Is Full of Stars explores an unknown interstellar civilization, stars an all-new cast of characters, and reveals fresh secrets. But of course, The Well remains . . . After three passengers--Ming, Ari, and Angel--embark on an elite starship journey into the Realm, they unwittingly become ensnared in one man's bloodthirsty vendetta that will alter their very beings. That man is Jeremiah Wong Kincaid. He vows to destroy Josich Conqueror Hadun, the evil genius who has wreaked unspeakable havoc throughout the universe. It is an obsession that will take him to lands of demons and strange races--and into a deadly new cyberworld where humans are mere pawns of the godlike computers they have created. But it is only after Kincaid and his unwitting fellow travelers enter Well World and discover the water hexes that he confronts the mad tyrant--and learns their universe is threatened by something far, far worse . . .
To stop Nathan Brazil or not - that was the question! The solid majority didn't care about the rest of the universe, just its own survival, and was all for a fight. It's WAR!
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