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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) — biography from King David's Spaceship… (more)
The Mote in God's Eye 6,136 copies, 107 reviews
Lucifer's Hammer 4,207 copies, 66 reviews
Footfall 3,048 copies, 36 reviews
The Gripping Hand 2,422 copies, 27 reviews
Inferno 1,711 copies, 41 reviews
The Legacy of Heorot 1,691 copies, 13 reviews
Oath of Fealty 1,295 copies, 7 reviews
Beowulf's Children 1,221 copies, 10 reviews
Fallen Angels 1,143 copies, 16 reviews
King David's Spaceship 779 copies, 15 reviews
The Burning City 670 copies, 6 reviews
Janissaries 668 copies, 9 reviews
The Mercenary 503 copies, 5 reviews
High Justice 489 copies, 8 reviews
Prince of Mercenaries 443 copies, 4 reviews
West of Honor 430 copies, 7 reviews
Clan and Crown : Janissaries 427 copies, 4 reviews
Escape from Hell 409 copies, 17 reviews
Starswarm 382 copies, 7 reviews
Go Tell the Spartans (Author) 369 copies, 4 reviews
Birth of Fire 366 copies, 6 reviews
Falkenberg's Legion 364 copies, 2 reviews
Exiles to Glory 356 copies, 3 reviews
Prince of Sparta (Author) 323 copies, 5 reviews
Storms of Victory 316 copies, 3 reviews
Higher Education 299 copies, 4 reviews
Burning Tower 285 copies, 5 reviews
There Will Be War (Editor) 259 copies
The Burning Eye (Excerpt included) 227 copies, 1 review
A Step Farther Out 213 copies, 3 reviews
Black Holes (Foreword) 194 copies, 1 review
The Stars at War (Editor) 189 copies
Men of War (Editor) 184 copies
Death's Head Rebellion (Editor) 165 copies, 1 review
The Prince 163 copies, 3 reviews
The Children's Hour 148 copies, 1 review
Blood and Iron (Editor) 146 copies, 1 review
Future History 143 copies
Codominium: Revolt on War World (Editor; Excerpt included) 140 copies
The Endless Frontier (Editor) 138 copies, 2 reviews
Blood Feuds (Editor) 134 copies
Sauron Dominium 129 copies
The Houses of the Kzinti 129 copies, 1 review
Nebula Award Stories Sixteen (Editor) 122 copies, 1 review
Day of the Tyrant (Editor) 117 copies
Warrior 110 copies
After Armageddon (Editor) 106 copies, 1 review
Blood Vengeance 104 copies
2020 Vision (Editor) 103 copies, 1 review
Invasion 100 copies
Armageddon (Editor) 96 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers (Editor) 86 copies
Guns of Darkness (Editor) 86 copies, 1 review
Tran 85 copies, 1 review
Call to Battle! (Editor) 79 copies, 1 review
The Endless Frontier: Volume II (Editor) 78 copies, 1 review
Exile-and Glory 73 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers, Volume II (Editor) 55 copies
Survival of Freedom (Editor) 53 copies, 1 review
Cities In Space (Editor; Contributor) 52 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers, Volume IV (Editor) 46 copies
Red Heroin 45 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers, Volume V (Editor) 42 copies
Red Dragon 41 copies
Far Frontiers, Volume III (Editor) 40 copies
Far Frontiers, Volume VII (Editor) 40 copies
Fires of Freedom 40 copies, 1 review
Far Frontiers, Volume VI (Editor) 35 copies
Life Among the Asteroids (The Endless Frontier, Vol. 4) (Editor; Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
Mamelukes 34 copies
There Will Be War Volume X (Editor) 19 copies, 3 reviews
The Best of Jerry Pournelle (Author) 19 copies
Consort 3 copies
Ecology Now! 2 copies
Enforcer 2 copies
Mote Lite 1 copy
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Author) 1 copy, 1 review
N-Space (Contributor) 1,121 copies, 5 reviews
Limits (Author) 848 copies, 9 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars II (Contributor) 782 copies, 3 reviews
Requiem (Contributor) 719 copies, 4 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars III (Contributor) 622 copies, 1 review
Man-Kzin Wars V (Contributor) 459 copies, 4 reviews
Federation (Preface, some editions) 380 copies, 3 reviews
The Best of All Possible Wars (Author, some editions) 163 copies, 1 review
The Root of All Evil (Introduction) 161 copies
Infinite Stars (Contributor) 130 copies, 5 reviews
Combat SF (Author) 106 copies
The Best from Galaxy Volume IV (Contributor) 102 copies
Thor's Hammer (Contributor) 91 copies, 1 review
Mordred (Contributor) 85 copies
Stars and Gods (Contributor) 71 copies, 2 reviews
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (Contributor) 71 copies, 3 reviews
Citizens (Contributor) 70 copies, 3 reviews
The Best of Larry Niven (Introduction, some editions) 50 copies
A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind (Foreword, some editions) 31 copies, 1 review
Analog Anthology #6: War and Peace (Contributor) 23 copies
Riding the Red Horse (Contributor) 15 copies
Space Pioneers (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
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