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Jerry POURNELLE , r.i.p.


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#1 OFFLINE   crp

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:18 PM

Is there anyone here who remembers Chaos Manor ?
i thought he was a really good conversationalist, probably liked his speaking better than his writing.
A long , full life. Too bad it could not continue.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:44 PM

Sorry, I have never heard of him before.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:29 AM

I read a lot of Jerry Pournelle back in the day- when I still read a lot and
devoured a lot of Scifi. He spun a good yarn, that I'm sure of. I don't
remember specific works now, but they were many...

RIP Jerry...

"Jerry Pournelle, the writer behind The Mote in God's Eye, The Mercenary,
Lucifer's Hammer, and many more, has passed away at the age of 84..."

I definitely remember reading The Mote in God's Eye, probably Lucifer's
Hammer as well...

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