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Jerry Pournelle
I write science fact and fiction. Themes range from trivial amusements to how to save the world. In 1980 I predicted that by the year 2000 anyone in Western Civilization would be able to get the answer to any question that can be answered; that happened a bit faster than I thought it would.My... show more



I write science fact and fiction. Themes range from trivial amusements to how to save the world. In 1980 I predicted that by the year 2000 anyone in Western Civilization would be able to get the answer to any question that can be answered; that happened a bit faster than I thought it would.My column in BYTE was the longest running column in the computer industry. It began in 1980, and continued past the turn of the Century. I've been a full time writer of science fact and fiction since 1972. Prior to that I was an Aerospace Psychologist and managed the Human Factors Laboratory at Boeing in Seattle; then a Boeing systems analyst. That took me to systems analysis and operations research at Aerospace Corporation in Southern California. Since then I've done professoring at Pepperdine; managed political campaigns; been a Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles; consultant to the California Board of Regents; and Science Correspondent for the National Catholic Press, which led to being a full time writer. Mostly I tell stories.

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Birth date: August 07, 1933
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Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it 3 years ago
1995 - The first and best Science Fiction I ever read. I loved every second. 2016 - I thought it was time for a revisit to one of the best books I'd ever read and the book that taught me 'big & busy' was nothing to fear when picking a book. The cast of characters were many. Wes Dawson is wonderful, ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well I am finally back from my trip after finally finishing this monster of a book 20 minutes before my plane touched down at Melbourne Airport (and what a horrid flight it was: I really should have put my carry on bag into the overhead locker - I so didn't need my laptop because I was too exhausted...
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it 4 years ago
First reading 1996:Everyone should have to read this in school. It'd without a doubt make teens love books. 2015: More than 20 years ago I read Lucifer's Hammer and I thought it was the best thing I had ever read. Since then every single big action book I've ever read has been compared to this one. ...
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Luis rated it 4 years ago
First, what I love about this book: the aliens! I've never read such a believable account of what aliens might be like. The ETs in this book are totally believable. They're brilliantly described and conceived. That's because they're conceived as biological animals with the same ultimate needs as h...
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YouKneeK rated it 4 years ago
This book was ok, but it didn’t really grab me and keep me interested throughout the entire book. The premise is that, instead of the global warming that most people predicted, Earth entered into an ice age. Everybody’s attempts to "go green" and limit pollution actually helped hasten that ice age...
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