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.