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Jerry Pournelle


(Jerry Eugene Pournelle)
USA flag (1933 - 2017)
Father of J R Pournelle

aka Wade Curtis

Jerry Pournelle was a master of military science fiction, author of the series of novels about John Christian Falkenberg and his legion of interstellar mercenaries, and many other works, such as Janissaries, Exiles to Glory, High Justice, King David's Spaceship, Starswarm, and others. With Larry Niven he collaborated on a string of bestselling novels, including Lucifer's Hammer, The Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and many more. He held advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science, and was involved professionally in all these fields.
 
Series
Paul Crane (as by Wade Curtis)
1. Red Heroin (1965)
2. Red Dragon (1970)
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CoDominium
1. A Spaceship for the King (1973)
     aka King David's Spaceship
2. West of Honor (1976)
3. The Mercenary (1977)
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Moties (with Larry Niven)
1. The Mote in God's Eye (1974)
2. The Gripping Hand (1993)
     aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye
continued in the series by J R Pournelle
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Laurie Jo Hansen
1. High Justice (1977)
2. Exiles to Glory (1978)
Exile-and Glory (omnibus) (2008)
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Series contributed to
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Anthology series
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Jerry Pournelle
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Short stories
The Mercenary [short story] (1972)Hugo (nominee)
He Fell into a Dark Hole (1973)Hugo (nominee)
Extreme Prejudice (1974)Hugo (nominee)
Tinker (1975)Hugo (nominee)
The Children's Hour [short story] (1989)
Higher Education [short story] (1994) (with Charles Sheffield)


Awards
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1973) : The Mercenary [short story]
John W. Campbell Best New Author winner (1973)
John W. Campbell Best First Novel winner (1973) : A Spaceship for the King
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1974) : He Fell into a Dark Hole
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1975) : Extreme Prejudice
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1975) : The Mote in God's Eye
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1976) : Inferno
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1976) : Tinker
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1976) : The Mote in God's Eye
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1977) : Inferno
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1978) : Lucifer's Hammer
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1983) : Oath of Fealty
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1986) : Footfall
Prometheus Award Best Novel winner (1992) : Fallen Angels


Jerry Pournelle recommends
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Silverlock (1949)
(Silverlock, book 1)
John Myers Myers
"A masterpiece."
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Return to Tomorrow (1954)
L Ron Hubbard
"To the Stars, by L. Ron Hubbard, is one of the greatest science fiction novels that has ever been written."
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The Armies of Elfland (1992)
Poul Anderson
"Everyone knows that Poul Anderson is one of the best: they're wrong - he's better!"
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The Complete Fuzzy (1995)
(Fuzzies)
H Beam Piper
"He was a story teller; a man who could keep you up all night with his books and tales... He was a cavalier."
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Ill Wind (1995)
Kevin J Anderson and Doug Beason
"The new generation of hard-SF writers."
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Escape from Heaven (2001)
J Neil Schulman
"Just plain fun ... a romp ... behind the pure fun, has the serious Miltonic purpose of justifying God's ways to man."
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Two Serpents Rise (2013)
(Craft Sequence, book 2)
Max Gladstone
"Max Gladstone has created a fascinating universe and equally fascinating characters. This is his first novel. I can't wait for his second."
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The Doppler Effect: And Other Stories (2017)
Allen Steele
"Allen Steele has never told a dull story."

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