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Jerry Eugene Pournelle was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 7, 1933. During the Korean War, he served in the U. S. Army. He received a B.S. in psychology in 1955, an M.S. in psychology in 1958, and a Ph.D. in political science in 1964 from the University of Washington. He worked for Boeing and NASA where he worked on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. He also advised the federal government on military matters and space exploration. He wrote science fiction and helped popularize the military science fiction genre. His first novel, Red Heroin, was published in 1969 under the pen name Wade Curtis. His other novels published under his own name included Janissaries, Starswarm, and The Mercenary. He also wrote novels with Larry Niven including Oath of Fealty, The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer, Inferno, Escape from Hell, and Footfall. Pournelle was widely credited as the first major author to write a published novel entirely on a computer. He wrote a witty advice columns for computer users in Byte magazine. He received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of 1973. He died of heart failure on September 8, 2017 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Mote in God's Eye 5,754 copies, 103 reviews
Lucifer's Hammer 3,944 copies, 63 reviews
Footfall 2,880 copies, 34 reviews
The Gripping Hand 2,281 copies, 27 reviews
Inferno 1,620 copies, 40 reviews
The Legacy of Heorot 1,582 copies, 14 reviews
Oath of Fealty 1,223 copies, 7 reviews
Beowulf's Children 1,145 copies, 10 reviews
Fallen Angels 1,085 copies, 16 reviews
King David's Spaceship 731 copies, 15 reviews
The Burning City 632 copies, 6 reviews
Janissaries 626 copies, 8 reviews
The Mercenary 471 copies, 4 reviews
High Justice 461 copies, 7 reviews
Prince of Mercenaries 413 copies, 4 reviews
West of Honor 404 copies, 7 reviews
Clan and Crown : Janissaries 394 copies, 4 reviews
Escape from Hell 377 copies, 17 reviews
Starswarm 349 copies, 7 reviews
Falkenberg's Legion 348 copies, 2 reviews
Go Tell the Spartans (Author) 346 copies, 4 reviews
Birth of Fire 343 copies, 5 reviews
Exiles to Glory 339 copies, 3 reviews
Prince of Sparta (Author) 303 copies, 5 reviews
Storms of Victory 296 copies, 3 reviews
Higher Education 283 copies, 4 reviews
Burning Tower 265 copies, 3 reviews
There Will Be War (Editor) 240 copies
The Burning Eye (Excerpt included) 209 copies, 1 review
A Step Farther Out 202 copies, 3 reviews
The Stars at War (Editor) 177 copies
Black Holes (Foreword) 173 copies, 1 review
Men of War (Editor) 168 copies
The Prince 154 copies, 3 reviews
Death's Head Rebellion (Editor) 150 copies, 1 review
The Children's Hour 141 copies, 1 review
Blood and Iron (Editor) 137 copies, 1 review
The Endless Frontier (Editor) 130 copies, 2 reviews
Future History 130 copies
Codominium: Revolt on War World (Editor; Excerpt included) 127 copies
Blood Feuds (Editor) 125 copies
Sauron Dominium 119 copies
The Houses of the Kzinti 118 copies, 1 review
Day of the Tyrant (Editor) 109 copies
Nebula Award Stories Sixteen (Editor) 102 copies, 1 review
Warrior 102 copies
Blood Vengeance 97 copies
2020 Vision (Editor) 96 copies, 1 review
After Armageddon (Editor) 96 copies, 1 review
Armageddon (Editor) 90 copies, 1 review
Invasion 90 copies
Guns of Darkness (Editor) 81 copies
Far Frontiers (Editor) 79 copies
Tran 79 copies, 1 review
Call to Battle! (Editor) 69 copies
The Endless Frontier: Volume II (Editor) 69 copies, 1 review
Exile-and Glory 68 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers, Volume II (Editor) 51 copies
Survival of Freedom (Editor) 50 copies
Cities In Space (Editor; Contributor) 48 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers, Volume IV (Editor) 44 copies
Red Heroin 43 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers, Volume V (Editor) 40 copies
Far Frontiers, Volume VII (Editor) 39 copies
Red Dragon 39 copies
Far Frontiers, Volume III (Editor) 39 copies
Fires of Freedom 36 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers, Volume VI (Editor) 34 copies
Life Among the Asteroids (The Endless Frontier, Vol. 4) (Editor; Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
Mamelukes 23 copies
There Will Be War Volume X (Editor) 17 copies, 2 reviews
Consort 3 copies
Ecology Now! 2 copies
Enforcer 2 copies
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Author) 1 copy, 1 review
Mote Lite 1 copy
N-Space (Contributor) 1,070 copies, 5 reviews
Limits (Author) 790 copies, 8 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars II (Contributor) 731 copies, 3 reviews
Requiem (Contributor) 671 copies, 4 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars III (Contributor) 611 copies, 1 review
Man-Kzin Wars V (Contributor) 425 copies, 3 reviews
Federation (Preface, some editions) 359 copies, 3 reviews
The Root of All Evil (Introduction) 158 copies
The Best of All Possible Wars (Author, some editions) 143 copies, 1 review
Infinite Stars (Contributor) 88 copies, 3 reviews
Thor's Hammer (Contributor) 85 copies, 1 review
Mordred (Contributor) 83 copies
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (Contributor) 67 copies, 2 reviews
Stars and Gods (Contributor) 66 copies, 2 reviews
Citizens (Contributor) 64 copies, 3 reviews
The Best of Larry Niven (Introduction, some editions) 48 copies
A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind (Foreword, some editions) 23 copies, 1 review
Analog Anthology #6: War and Peace (Contributor) 20 copies
Riding the Red Horse (Contributor) 15 copies
The Best of Jerry Pournelle (Author) 5 copies
Space Pioneers (Contributor) 2 copies, 1 review
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