1944 – Born on December 17th in Baltimore, Maryland. American science fiction author.
1957 – He had joined the world of organized sci-fi fandom, and he soon began writing and submitting sci-fi fan fiction.
1960 – He started his own amateur magazine, Mirage, later nominated for a Hugo Award.
1961 – He launched Mirage Press which came to specialize in nonfiction and reference books related to the sci-fi and fantasy fields.
1975 – Chalker published his first novel A Jungle of Stars, followed two years later by his bestselling Midnight at the Well of Souls.
1978 – Chalker retired from teaching to write full time, and he married Eva Whitley.
1979-1985 – Chalker also earned an assortment of awards and prestigious nominations. Among these are the Dedalus Award, The Gold Medal of the West Coast Review of Books, Skylark Award, and the Hamilton-Brackett Memorial Award.
2005 – Died of kidney failure on February 11th in Baltimore, Maryland.