I was deeply saddened to learn this evening that Dr. Jerry Pournelle has died.
A brief note on his blog from his son Alex reads simply:
I’m afraid that Jerry passed away
We had a great time at DragonCon
He did not suffer.
Dr. Pournelle was one of the greatest and most prolific science fiction writers of his generation. He also worked in aerospace engineering, and was a pioneer in personal computing and related technology, writing for Byte magazine and many others. His blog, The View from Chaos Manor, was one of the first of its kind, and he kept it going right up to his death. I hope its archives will remain available for access.
If you’ve never read any of Dr. Pournelle’s books, you’re in for a treat. You can browse his collected titles here.
May Dr. Pournelle rest in peace. He will be deeply missed.