Jerry Pournelle has passed

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Jerry Pournelle has passed

Post by Cybrludite » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:24 am

No details yet. Apparently he died in his sleep while taking a nap.
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Re: Jerry Pournelle has passed

Post by randy » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:32 pm

Awww damn.

One of my favorite authors, and the one with the most influence on my world view after Heinlein.

...even before I read MHI, my response to seeing a poster for the stars of the latest Twilight movies was "I see 2 targets and a collaborator".

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Re: Jerry Pournelle has passed

Post by Rich » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:03 pm

I will miss his voice of sanity.

R.I.P. :(
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Re: Jerry Pournelle has passed

Post by Dinochrome One » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:18 pm

He and Larry Niven wrote some of my favorite stories of all time. I'll miss the sanity at Chaos Manor,.....

Requiescat in pace, Doctor Pournelle.
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Re: Jerry Pournelle has passed

Post by Jered » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:58 pm


I enjoyed his work.
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Re: Jerry Pournelle has passed

Post by Rich Jordan » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:58 pm

Just saw this excellent memorial and thought it worth passing on.

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Re: Jerry Pournelle has passed

Post by TheArmsman » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:21 am

When death is inevitable, style counts.

Survival trumps programming.

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