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Jerry Pournelle


I’m saddened by the passing away of author Jerry Pournelle, whose novel The Mote in God’s Eye, co-authored with Larry Niven, is one of the great SF novels of the 20th century.

Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle_1974_The Mote in God's Eye

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

7 thoughts on “Jerry Pournelle

  1. Good bye to the man who gave us John Christian Falkenberg and his Mercenary Legion.



  2. Along with Gordon R. Dickson (Dorsai) and David Drake (Hammers Slammers)


  3. Pournelle wrote lively and insightful stuff on computers, including a column for Byte in the 1980’s. Jerry was a CP/M fan — he backed up his writings on 8″ floppy disks. 🙂


  4. And I read the Dorsai stories when they were serialized in ANALOG Magazine.

    The Good Old days! 🙂

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