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Jerry Pournelle
Pournelle at NASFiC in 2005
BornAugust 7, 1933(1933-08-07)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
DiedSeptember 8, 2017(2017-09-08) (aged 84)[1]
Studio City, California, United States
Pen nameWade Curtis (early work)
OccupationNovelist, journalist, essayist
GenresScience fiction


Jerry Eugene Pournelle (August 7, 1933 - September 8, 2017) was an American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist. He contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte. Pournelle served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1973.[2]


  1. Pournelle, Alex (2017-09-08). "Passings….". Chaos Manor. Retrieved 2017-09-08. 
  2. The SFWA Grand Masters, Vol. One edited by Frederik Pohl, 1999, NY, NY, pg. 12

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