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Jerry Pournelle

American science fiction writer and journalist

1933   -   2017

genre: science fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: journalist, writer, novelist, science fiction writer, prosaist, essayist
award received: Prometheus Award - Hall of Fame, Inkpot Award, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Jerry Eugene Pournelle (August 7, 1933 – September 8, 2017) was an American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist. In the 1960s and early 1970s he worked in the aerospace industry, but eventually focused on his writing career. Pournelle is particularly known for writing hard science fiction, and received multiple awards for his writing. In addition to his solo writing, he wrote several novels with collaborators, most notably Larry Niven. Pournelle served a term as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.Pournelle was also known for his political views, which were sometimes expressed in his fiction. He was one of the founders of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy, which developed some of the Reagan Administration's space initiatives, including the earliest versions of what would become the Strategic Defense Initiative. Pournelle's journalism focused primarily on the computer industry, astronomy, and space exploration. From the 1970s until the early 1990s, he contributed to the computer magazine Byte. He created one of the first blogs, entitled "Chaos Manor", which included commentary about politics, computer technology, space technology, and science fiction.
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works

22

High Justice

novel by Jerry Pournelle

author: Jerry Pournelle

1977

The Mote in God's Eye

science fiction novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

1974

Footfall

science fiction novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

1985

Inferno

novel by Larry Niven

author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

1976

Birth of Fire

novel by Jerry Pournelle

author: Jerry Pournelle

1976

Burning Tower

novel by Larry Niven

author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

2005

Escape from Hell

novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

2009

Exiles to Glory

novel by Jerry Pournelle

author: Jerry Pournelle

1978

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