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RIP Jerry Pournelle

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https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/

Jerry was a Rocket Scientist. Responsible, in part, for SDI - you may remember it better as "Star Wars"
He was also the Space advisor to the Republicans, especially Newt Gingrich, during Clinton's terms.


Jerry was also prolific writing Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Some of which, while fiction, can serve to formulate Prepper/Survival ideas.
See Fallen Angels
I do recommend Lucifer's Hammer and Footfall

I most recently read West of Honor, and Birth of Fire. There Will Be War (There Will Be War, #1) is on my list.

For many, many years I read him in BYTE magazine - Chaos Manor - and then on the web same name - link at top.

Jerry also happened to live next door to an actress - Amanda Fuller from Last Man Standing (season 2++)

Jerry was most recently at Dragon Con.

He was 84.
 

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Sorry to hear of his passing. I've enjoyed his work, including in the computer science field (with contributions to Byte magazine), and elsewhere, and, of course, the classic Lucifer's Hammer. RIP Dr. Pournelle. Godspeed.
 
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Well, SH*T!

I've read all of his books. I hit his web site regularly and was privileged to contribute occasionally. He was not just a scifi writer, he was a survivor, a man of wide and deep experience and still deeper wisdom.

Although this was not unexpected - Jerry had been in poor health for some time - it's still a blow.

We are diminished.
 
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