This page is for site visitors to post remembrances and thoughts at the time of Dr. Pournelle’s passing (8 Sep 2017).  Your thoughts can be added using the form at the bottom of this page. Comments that are not related to words of encouragement or condolences will be removed.

Dr. Pournelle’s family appreciates those that have taken the time to send condolences and well wishes.

For those that are interested in Dr. Pournelle’s books, please see the e-books page or the Amazon page at http://amzn.to/2xliy73 . Here’s a list of All The Books.

Vox Day has announced that as part of a memorial the first volume of ‘There Will Be War’ will be free on Kindle for three days (starting 10 Sep 2017). See here: http://amzn.to/2famw7N.

Jerry’s family added the following today (14 Sep 2017):

We are still making plans for a live stream of Jerry’s service. Details to follow.

In lieu of flowers or other memorials, please consider making a donation to the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund, covering genre writers who need assistance. Start here: https://membership.sfwa.org/page-308450 .

Jerry’s last post is here. – Editor

1,129 Responses to Well-Wishing

  1. David A. Williams says:

    Condolences to his family.

    I was born in ’70 and raised an Air Force brat by a father who was a tech geek. Via his military science fiction and Byte I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t know who Jerry was. Janissaries, Mote and other CoDo stories were ALWAYS there. He was my first favorite author. I will miss him.

    Viae eius de scripto ad astra – ducit eum in paradisum
    His writing about roads to the stars – leads him to paradise

    Goodbye Jerry and God Speed

  2. Meng says:

    Just saw this. It is so sad. Forty years I have been following Jerry. To think that I was in the neighbouring state, on my first visit to the US. And I just missed Dragon Con… Landed on the Monday after…

  3. George Touchette says:

    I never met Jerry, but having read many of his books, Byte articles, and haunted Chaos Manor for years, I still think of him as a friend and kindred soul, now lost. His passing has left a hole in History. We will miss him, and the best way to celebrate his life will be to “live up to him,” if I can. Requiescat In Pace, Dr. Pournelle!

  4. Wayne Nelligan says:

    My condolences to you and your family on the passing of Jerry. I was a huge Byte magazine fan and would immediately turn to Chaos Manor upon receiving the issue. It was a very entertaining column and I always looked forward to reading about all the adventures in the manor. Again, my deepest condolences on your loss.

  5. James W Crawford says:

    Third posting.

    Jerry Pournelle had a few works in progress including Mamelukes and a sequel to Beawulf’s Children. I would hope that since these works were collaborations, they will be completed. Jennifer Pournelle demonstrated in OUTIES that she has the writing ability to do the job.

  6. David Siebert says:

    I started to read Byte when I was in High School in 1980. I am now a software engineer. Thank you so much for being part of my life for so long.
    Rest in peace.

  7. Andrea Omodeo says:

    Rest In Peace, Jerry.
    We will miss you.

  8. Barry says:

    Fond memories, I still have the CDs of Byte…. So much energy and insight. Of all people he WILL be missed, by me.

  9. Paul says:

    Goodbye Jerry. And thank you..

    Condolences to his family.

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