Jerry Pournelle, RIP

Jerry Pournelle, a well known Science Fiction writer and computer columnist died yesterday. For years, Pournelle wrote the popular Chaos Manor column for BYTE. The column considered computer software and hardware from the users’ perspective.

I’ve long been a fan of his SF, especially Lucifer’s Hammer and Oath of Fealty that he wrote with Larry Niven. Although he’s been in poor health due to a stroke in 2014, Pournelle continued writing and maintaining his blog.

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