Godspeed, Dr. Pournelle

I learned today that Dr. Jerry Pournelle passed away shortly after returning home from DragonCon.

I’m… in shock. I was squeeing only yesterday about his being part of the concentrated awesome of DragonCon. 

His last post on Chaos Manor mentions that he wasn’t feeling well; but it seems that he had a lot of fun at DragonCon.

I’ve had the good fortune and honor to interact with him at Accordingtohoyt.com – Sarah Hoyt’s blog. He has always been upstanding, erudite and intelligent in his contributions to discussions there, and his presence will be missed.

Godspeed, Dr. Pournelle.

One thought on “Godspeed, Dr. Pournelle

  1. Patrick Chester

    His and Niven’s novels were a big part of my entertainment budget when I as younger.

    I think I reread the Micheal launch and battle from Footfall MANY times.

    “Acceleration, stand by.”
    WHAM
    WHAM

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