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Author Topic: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.  (Read 609 times)

IainB

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Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« on: September 09, 2017, 07:21 PM »
Notice at JerryPournelle.com/Chaos Manor:
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Passings….
  By TheWebGuy | Sep 8, 2017 - 5:01 pm | Updated: September 8, 2017 - 10:06 pm | View
From Jerry’s son Alex:
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I’m afraid that Jerry passed away
We had a great time at DragonCon
He did not suffer.


Condolences to his family and friends.

Readers may use the Well-Wishing page for remembrances.  (Note: the site is being accessed by many of Dr. P’s fans and friends….you may see timeout errors because of that extra load. Site admins are working on the issue.)

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Copied from: Passings…. – Chaos Manor – Jerry Pournelle - <https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/passings/>

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Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 07:44 PM »
I remember his column in the old Byte magazine.

IainB

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Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 07:48 PM »
I did a site: search of DCF and found 3 references to Pournelle:
Re: Is the party over for Microsoft?
Re: You like science fiction, don't you? Yes - "Fallen Angels"
Re: What books are you reading?

I have had his website in my BazQux reader for over a year now, I think, and it seemed to indicate that he was, or had been, in and out of hospital quite a bit and was maybe heading for the Exit lounge, but he seemed pretty stoic about it.
I think of him regarding his SF writings and his Chaos Manor website(s). He had a good mind.

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Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 07:57 PM »
I remember his column in the old Byte magazine.
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Yes, I used to read that sometimes - when I could get my hands on a copy. He always wrote about something useful/interesting.

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Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 08:16 PM »
Post below is from the Well-wishing site. Note the period of three days (starting 10 Sep 2017), open for a free Kindle copy of Vol. 1 of ‘There Will Be War’.
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Well-Wishing
This page is for site visitors to post remembrances and thoughts at the time of Dr. Pournelle’s passing (8 Sep 2017).  Your thoughts can be added using the form at the bottom of this page. Comments that are not related to words of encouragement or condolences will be removed.

Dr. Pournelle’s family appreciates those that have taken the time to send encouragement and well wishes.

(Note: the site is experiencing a very high visitor count, so things are a bit slow, and you may see errors. Site admins are working on the problem.)

For those that are interested in Dr. Pournelle’s books, please see the e-books  page or the Amazon page at http://amzn.to/2xliy73 .

Vox Day has announced that as part of a memorial the first volume of ‘There Will Be War’ will be free on Kindle for three days (starting 10 Sep 2017). See here:  http://amzn.to/2famw7N.

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Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 08:28 PM »
How sad. What an imaginative and intelligent person!

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Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 03:43 AM »
I remember his column in the old Byte magazine.
His Chaos Manor column in the paper edition of Byte was the first I read whenever I could buy a copy in the local bookstore (a subscription was way too expensive for EU citizens), much like IainB.
Very inspiring, full of humor and always relevant, at that time.
He wil be missed.

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Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 07:03 AM »
He wil be missed.
Indeed he will. Sad.  :(

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Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 10:28 AM »
So much of his work is not in electronic format and out of print- it's sad.

Someone put it better than I could - Goodbye to the most tireless ambassador of the future.  He collaborated with one of my favorite authors, Steven Barnes, a lot to great success (Beowulf's Children, The Legacy of Heorot).  A bit from him about Pournelle:

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Steven Barnes, with whom Pournelle collaborated on several novels, told me in an email that “he was an absolute original, one of the best and smartest men I’ve ever known.”