Dr. Jerry Pournelle (84) (8-07-33 ~ 9-08-17)

From his website there is a link to the eulogy given by his daughter.

Book List in Order:60 titles

  • NO REST FOR THE WEARY Rick Galloway's still not sure what inspired him to volunteer to fight Cubans in Angola, and he certainly never expected to end his African adventure shanghaied by a flying saucer when his CIA superiors cut him and his me...


  • SHORT STORIES BY A MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION!┬áIncludes over a dozen stories by SF legend Jerry Pournelle, and remebrances by Pournelle collaborators and admirers.THE GRAND MASTER OF HUGE IDEAS AND STAR-SPANNING WONDER For half a century, Jerry Pou...


  • Three best-selling Jerry Pournelle masterpieces in one volume for the first time: Janissaries and Tran. A modern soldier is transported by aliens to a world filled with warriors through the ages including medieval knights, Roman soldiers. His task: s...


  • Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at the remote Starswarm Station, Kip has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice, an artificial intelligence chip implanted in his skull, guides him in all his decisio...


  • This powerhouse trio of science fiction greats united to further explore the island paradise of Camelot from their classic novel, Legacy of Herorot. A new generation is growing up on the island paradise of Camelot, ignorant of the Great Grendel Wars ...


  • Finding himself on the distant world of Tran, which is populated by humans from all Earth times, former mercenary Rick Galloway, now known as Lord Rick, must unite the warring nations of the planet to survive the time of the Demon Star....


  • When a misfired practical joke gets him kicked out of school, Rick Luban thinks he has nowhere to go but down. Instead, he gets a second chance - and a whole new life - when he signs up for a career in asteroid mining. Life in space proves more chall...


  • Escaping near destruction of their battle-demon species, the genetically engineered Saurons seek refuge on Haven, a dumping ground for the criminals of the CoDominium, whose population has been shaped by centuries of violence. Original....







  • Called upon to train the people of the colony planet Sparta in the ways of war, mercenary John Christian Falkenberg and his Legion unwittingly transform their own deadly enemies into enemies of the planet as well. Reissue....



  • Forced into savagery by nuclear weapons and divided among themselves by feuds, the human inhabitants of Haven are helpless before the onslaught of gene-designed demons who fight like computers. Original....


  • A collection of fact and fiction surrounding space exploration features a work by Poul Anderson, Jerry Pournelle's look at pioneer know-how in space, Charles Sheffield's tale of a space battle between the young and old, and more. Original....



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    A WORLD FOREVER AT WARWar World: The Burning Eye is a reprint of the original Baen Books edition with six new stories and story introductions throughout. This volume (unlike the other Baen War World books, which focused on the Sauron period) covers a...



  • Intent on keeping the planet Haven cut off from the rest of the empire while they slowly absorb all normal humanity into their own perverted form, a race of hideous supermen escalate Haven's fierce wars...



  • THE COMPLETE MERCENARY The seeds of contradiction that lay at the heart of the Soviet-American alliance are bearing their final fruit. Soon they will rip the Codomminium apart -- and Earth will die. In the face of that inevitability the fate of...



  • Empires do not grow old gracefully. As the edifice of ancient government succumbs to entropy, as civil war reigns, the result is indeed "interesting times," the times of interstellar Huns locked in mortal combat with Imperial storm troopers. Original...


  • Experts in space-age military technology, mercenary commander John Christian Falkenberg and Lysander, Prince of Sparta, must work together to ensure that Sparta's colony world survives the dissolution of the alliance between America and Russia. Reiss...


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    From the bestselling author of Footfall, The Legacy of Heorot, and Lucifer's Hammer comes Pournelle's most apocalyptic work ever, a sweeping science fiction saga depicting the last days of humankind--in all its excitement and terror....




  • Birth Of Fire is the story of Garrett Pittston, wrongly convicted of murder. Pittston faces a choice: life in prison, or near-slavery on Mars. Under the appalling conditions imposed by those who run the mines from Earth, Pittston and his fellow worke...


  • The adventure begun in Janissaries continues. Kidnapped from Earth as they were about to die in battle, Rick Galloway and his band of mercenaries, like the other human slaves on the planet Tran, will not be missed. Subjects of the Shalnuksi slave mas...








  • in There Will Be War, Vol. VI: Guns of Darkness
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    ECHO THROUGH THE LAND... From the gray gunsmoke mists of a far-off alien realm to a violent valley of sinister shadows and frightfully bloody death, from an evil planet haunted by generals of the past and the soldiers who served them to a brutal t...






  • WHY HAS JOHN CHRISTIAN FALKENBERG THROWN MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON DOZENS OF PLANETS INTO TURMOIL? Because he's given up the brilliant military career he's known since age fifteen to fight on his own. Because he's a legend to the Earth-bound, a masterm...



  • in There Will Be War, Vol. VI: Warrior

    WARRIOR! spans the length and depths of interstellar space, breaching the farthest reaches of infinity. From the deepest heart of the starkest black hole to the dazzling chaos of starry inception man endlessly replays the tireless scenarios of war. F...



  • "High Justice" is a collection of science fiction short stories. A major part of the background of these stories is the final fall of the Welfare States; Russia is never mentioned, and the US is downsliding due to inflation and political corruption....


  • Engineer and Vietnam vet Paul Crane finds himself once again recruited by the CIA, this time to pretend he'll negotiate the sale of classified information on nuclear weapons to Chinese infiltrators. The CIA doesn't want the FBI to know of this domest...


  • When engineer and army vet Paul Crane agrees to accompany his police officer friend on a night cruise, he never expected a deadly shoot-out would lead to his being recruited in a CIA sting operation involving China and the heroin trade. ...





  • "From the dark pit of our own barbaric souls the tyrants are summoned. Brutal masters of our own monstrous making, they will hammer the universe into submission, until their merciless domination extends beyond the rim of space, and whole galaxies qua...



  • in There Will Be War, Vol. III: Blood and Iron
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    From the fearless fighting men of inter-galactic space to the Spartan few who held the pass at Thermopylae. From the hardy starship troopers of futuristic mercenary frays to those last Roman centurions, holding back the barbaric hordes. From those ce...


  • in There Will Be War, Vol. II: Men of War
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    HIGH TECH WAR -- AND HOW TO AVOID IT The answer is simple: you would have peace? Then prepare for war. This wisdom is as old as armies. Yet after a few generations, the peace that was paid for with soldiers' blood comes to seem the normal thing, t...


  • For the first few years, Rick Galloway and his band of mercenaries were doing well just to survive. They'd been swept off a hilltop in Africa by a flying saucer, and deposited on an alien world where the other inhabitants were human--but from various...








  • THE YEAR IS 3013 THE IMPERIAL NAVY HAS INVADED PRINCE SAMUAL'S WORLD... After years of civil war, the superior weaponry of the CoDominium empire has brought peace and unity to the Samualans -- at the cost of their liberty. Their last bid for...


  • Sooner or later, all civilizations age and decline, grow senile and die -- either by conquest from without, or from internal rot. The final days of Western Civilization are signaled by the joining of the USA and the USSR into a ruthless and imperial ...


  • This book is not Science Fiction--it is FACT. Let the finest science fiction writer of our time, co-author of the smash Bestseller LUCIFER'S HAMMER, take you on a guided tour of the wonders of our age, and of ages to come. READ ABOUT The monstr...


  • in There Will Be War, Vol. II: Men of War
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    HIGH TECH WAR -- AND HOW TO AVOID IT The answer is simple: you would have peace? Then prepare for war. This wisdom is as old as armies. Yet after a few generations, the peace that was paid for with soldiers' blood comes to seem the normal thing, t...


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    The time indicator raced back through the years--from 3955 to 1973. The spacecraft held the Earth's future inhabitants--three survivors of a devastating cataclysm. The capsule's occupants included Cornelius, his mate Zira, and Dr. Milo--three Apes...


  • in There Will Be War, Vol. VI: Guns of Darkness
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    ECHO THROUGH THE LAND... From the gray gunsmoke mists of a far-off alien realm to a violent valley of sinister shadows and frightfully bloody death, from an evil planet haunted by generals of the past and the soldiers who served them to a brutal t...


  • in There Will Be War, Vol. II: Men of War
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    HIGH TECH WAR -- AND HOW TO AVOID IT The answer is simple: you would have peace? Then prepare for war. This wisdom is as old as armies. Yet after a few generations, the peace that was paid for with soldiers' blood comes to seem the normal thing, t...


  • in There Will Be War, Vol. VI: Warrior
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    WARRIOR! spans the length and depths of interstellar space, breaching the farthest reaches of infinity. From the deepest heart of the starkest black hole to the dazzling chaos of starry inception man endlessly replays the tireless scenarios of war. F...


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