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Jerry Pournelle
Post by Fox2!   » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:19 pm

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Instapundit is reporting that Jerry Pournelle has passed beyond.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275067
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by runsforcelery   » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:24 pm

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Fox2! wrote:Instapundit is reporting that Jerry Pournelle has passed beyond.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275067



I'll miss him.

Wind to his wings.


"Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as Piglet came back from the dead.
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by Jonathan_S   » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:47 pm

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Fox2! wrote:Instapundit is reporting that Jerry Pournelle has passed beyond.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275067

I'm very sorry to hear that.
I never met him but I enjoyed both his novels and, back in the day, his Chaos Manner column for Byte (and later his blog)
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by ldwechsler   » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:46 pm

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I met Jerry many years ago...I believe it was in the 1970's. He was supposed to make an appearance at a bookstore at a mall and the publicist screwed up the dates.

I went into the store and saw him sitting by himself at a table. I had already read Mote in God's Eye and we had a long chat, followed by a nice lunch.

He was charming and brilliant. I followed him on his blog for years and, of course, enjoyed his books.

RIP, Jerry. You were one of the good ones.
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by Lunan   » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:10 pm

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a great loss to scifi
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by Fox2!   » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:03 am

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runsforcelery wrote:
Fox2! wrote:Instapundit is reporting that Jerry Pournelle has passed beyond.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275067



I'll miss him.

Wind to his wings.

Is one of the Maya Sector worlds named "Jerry"?
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by JohnRoth   » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:41 am

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Fox2! wrote:Instapundit is reporting that Jerry Pournelle has passed beyond.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275067


runsforcelery"


I'll miss him.

Wind to his wings.[/quote]

[quote="Fox2! wrote:
Is one of the Maya Sector worlds named "Jerry"?


The map I have lists 7:

(L.) Sprague (deCamp)
Isaac (Asimov)
Poul (Anderson)
Murray (Leinster)
Randal (Garret)
Edwin (Balmer?) - Probably (E)dwin (C)harles Tubb per Robert Woodward. Thanks!
Robert (Heinlein)

I'm not entirely sure, but I think they had all died by the time the map was made. There may be some others in the area whose names I don't recognize.

Edit: add E.C. Tubb for Edwin. Also: I'm curious about Kay.
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by Fox2!   » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:24 pm

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JohnRoth wrote:]
The map I have lists 7:

(L.) Sprague (deCamp)
Isaac (Asimov)
Poul (Anderson)
Murray (Leinster)
Randal (Garret)
Edwin (Balmer?)
Robert (Heinlein)

I'm not entirely sure, but I think they had all died by the time the map was made. There may be some others in the area whose names I don't recognize.


Perhaps h will be added in the next update.
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by saintonge   » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:03 am

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JohnRoth wrote:
Fox2! wrote:Instapundit is reporting that Jerry Pournelle has passed beyond.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/275067


runsforcelery wrote:

I'll miss him.

Wind to his wings.


Fox2! wrote:Is one of the Maya Sector worlds named "Jerry"?


The map I have lists 7:

(L.) Sprague (deCamp)
Isaac (Asimov)
Poul (Anderson)
Murray (Leinster)
Randal (Garret)
Edwin (Balmer?)
Robert (Heinlein)

I'm not entirely sure, but I think they had all died by the time the map was made. There may be some others in the area whose names I don't recognize.


The question of who the heck Edwin is has been bugging me for several years.
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Re: Jerry Pournelle
Post by Robert_A_Woodward   » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:42 am

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saintonge wrote:
JohnRoth wrote:
(SNIP)

The map I have lists 7:

(L.) Sprague (deCamp)
Isaac (Asimov)
Poul (Anderson)
Murray (Leinster)
Randal (Garret)
Edwin (Balmer?)
Robert (Heinlein)

I'm not entirely sure, but I think they had all died by the time the map was made. There may be some others in the area whose names I don't recognize.


The question of who the heck Edwin is has been bugging me for several years.


I have found two more possibilities:

Edwin Abbot, author of _Flatland_
Edwin Charles Tubb (aka E. C. Tubb), a very busy author with more pseudonyms than some people have books.
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