Jerry Pournelle has passed away

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Science fiction writer Jerry Pournelle has passed away. No info right now about cause. More info at Chaos Manor web site https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/passings/

Seems like everybody I really like/liked is passing away. Going to read a bunch of his books over the next week.
Great author. You might enjoy Charles Stross
... He is my favorite contemporary author at the moment.

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So sad... such a colorful character I had the pleasure of meeting up with over the years.
His stories, experiences and vision were truly unique. You are missed by many.
 

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I remember him from his column in Byte...never read his books.
 

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I read his column in Byte and greatly enjoyed it. Later I read his articles on his website and I read his books. I especially enjoyed his collaborations with Larry Niven. They're some of the best hard science fiction ever. I will miss his contributions and I'm grateful he left a large body of work.


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I too read his articles in Byte. Also read some of his books. I'm inspired to go get a few I have not read.
 

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He is probably most noted for the amount of money he caused the American government to spend, starting back in the 80's I think. He got in the ear of President Ronald Regan and from then the SDI project was born. Strategic Defense Initiative.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative

I think that project also spawned the airborne LASER in the 747.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_YAL-1

All that and then some... he was plugged in politically and the stories he told of those times were amazing.
A genuine soul and my sympathies to out to Rich and the rest of the family.
 

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Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven were a couple of my favorite sci-fi authors as a kid. They co-authored some books as well, Lucifer's Hammer was quite good (according to 14 year old me).


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