Talk:Jack L. Chalker

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Announcement[edit]

In the Wikipedia Article, the Death part should actually be: "On September 18 2003, during Hurricane Isabel, Chalker was rushed to the hospital because of a diabetic heart attack. (This was a seperate incident from his death that occurred one year ago)

Chalker was diagnosed with congestive heart failure on December 7, 2004 when rushed to the hospital again with leg pains and heavy breathing while walking. He was hospitalized in critical condition, upgraded to stable on December 9, though he didn't regain consciousness until December 15. After several more weeks in deterioriating condition, and several transfers to different hospitals, he died on February 11, 2005 of kidney failure and sepsis in Bon Secours of Baltimore, Maryland." The heart attack in 2003 during Hurricane Isabel was a seperate incident and wasn't a role in his death. --Steven (talk) 15:57, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

I've updated the article accordingly. By the way, you could also have edited the article yourself to correct this error; that's the whole point of having a wiki that's open to anonymous editors. :) Bryan 18:42, 9 October 2005 (UTC)
I had internet problems where things larger than 128KB wouldn't be able to send. Fixed it. Thanks -- Steven Chalker 23:26, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
No problem. One possible means of getting around that problem is section editing, wherein you can edit just one section of an article all by itself. Look for an "[edit]" link next to the header of the section you want to edit. In this case you'd be editing the "Death" section using the following URL: [1]. Bryan 23:46, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Infectious disease???[edit]

The article is categorized under Infectious disease deaths in Maryland. Heart failure is not an infectious disease; it's a degenerative disease. Unless the heart failure was caused by some secondary, infectious disease (like pneumonia leading to ADHF, which should be mentioned in the article), I'm going to remove it from the Categories at the bottom of the article in a few days. --RoyGoldsmith (talk) 19:05, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Monolithic blob[edit]

The first and main part of my cleanup shall be to organize this solid, indigestible blob of text preceding the bibliography. --Maru (talk) 15:34, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

Three Wellworld series[edit]

The Sea is Full of Stars and Ghost of the Well of Souls should be listed on their own, after the Watchers at the Well series. Those books are chronologically after (very long after) 'Watchers' and don't include characters from either of the previous two series. (unsigned)

According to Chalker's front note in Ghost of the Well of Souls, the diptych was intended to be called The Sea is Full of Stars, with the first novel titled Currents of the Well of Souls. The publisher lists these books as #6 and #7 of the Saga of the Well World. Eponymous (talk) 14:48, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

A cleanup request template's been put on the article but I can't figure out what needs cleaning. Anyone know? Bryan 15:50, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

I have no idea, Bryan. Seems OK to me. I guess just contact WikiPedia staff to find out. Steven Chalker 00:41, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
We are Wikipedia staff. :) Seeing as neither of us can see anything obviously in need of cleanup and it was added by an anonymous user who seems to have moved on I think I'll just remove the tag. Bryan 00:18, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

"Illnesses & Death"[edit]

I know that you reverted it, but the heart attack and lung collapse were two seperate incidents, not one. Steven Chalker 02:38, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Founded Baltimore SF Society when?[edit]

The biography section says that Jack Chalker helped found the Baltimore SF Society in 1963 (top of paragraph), but then a couple of paragraphs lower it says he did that in 1967. Whichever one is incorrect should be removed. N,N-dimethylpeptokryptamide (talk) 01:18, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Award nominations[edit]

Which works were nominated for which awards?-96.233.24.251 (talk) 19:29, 2 June 2014 (UTC)