Jerry Pournelle

Jerry Eugene Pournelle was an American polymath: scientist in the area of operations research and human factors research, science fiction writer, essayist and one of the first bloggers. In the 1960s and early 1970s, he worked in the aerospace industry, but focused on his writing career. In an obituary in gizmodo, he is described as "a tireless ambassador for the future."Pournelle is known for writing hard science fiction, received multiple awards for his writing. In addition to his solo writing, he wrote several novels with collaborators, most notably Larry Niven. Pournelle served a term as President of the Science Fantasy Writers of America. Pournelle's journalism focused on the computer industry and space exploration. From the 1970s until the early 1990s, he contributed to the computer magazine Byte, writing from the viewpoint of an intelligent user, with the oft-cited credo, “We do this stuff so you won’t have to.” He created one of the first blogs, entitled "Chaos Manor", which included commentary about politics, computer technology, space technology, science fiction.

Pournelle was known for his paleoconservative political views, which were sometimes expressed in his fiction. He was one of the founders of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy, which developed some of the Reagan Administration's space initiatives, including the earliest versions of what would become the Strategic Defense Initiative. Pournelle was born in Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish in northwestern Louisiana, lived with his family in Capleville, Tennessee, an unincorporated area near Memphis. Percival Pournelle, his father, was a radio advertising executive and general manager of several radio stations. Ruth Pournelle, his mother, was a teacher, although during World War II, she worked in a munitions factory, he attended first grade at St. Anne’s Elementary School, in Memphis, which had two grades to a classroom. Beginning with third grade, he attended Coleville Consolidated Elementary School, in Colevile, which had about 25 pupils per grade and four rooms and four teachers for 8 grades Pournelle attended high school at Christian Brothers College in Memphis, run by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. In 1953–54, after his military service, Pournelle attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Subsequently, he studied at the University of Washington, where he received a B. S. in psychology on June 11, 1955. S. in psychology on March 21, 1958. D. in political science in March 1964. His master's thesis is titled "Behavioural observations of the effects of personality needs and leadership in small discussion groups", is dated 1957. Pournelle's Ph. D. dissertation is titled "The American political continuum. Pournelle married Roberta Jane Isdell in 1969, his wife, son, naval officer Phillip, daughter, archaeologist Jennifer, have written science fiction in collaboration with their father. In 2008, Pournelle battled a brain tumor, which appeared to respond favorably to radiation treatment. An August 28, 2008 report on his weblog claimed. Pournelle suffered a stroke for which he was hospitalized for a time. By June 2015, he was writing again.

Pournelle died in his sleep of heart failure at his home in Studio City, California, on September 8, 2017. Pournelle was raised a Unitarian, he converted to Roman Catholicism. Pournelle was introduced to Malthusian principles upon reading the book Road to Survival by the ecologist William Vogt, who depicted an Earth denuded of species other than humans, all of them headed for squalor. Concerned about the Malthusian dangers of human overpopulation, considering the Catholic Church's position on contraception to be untenable, he left the Catholic Church while an undergraduate at the University of Iowa. Pournelle returned to religion, for a number of years was a high church Anglican, in part because Anglican theology was identical to Catholic theology, with the exception that the Anglicans accepted as moral the use of birth control. Pournelle returned to the Catholic Church, as his other beliefs were consistent with the Catholic communion, although he did not agree with the Church's position on birth control.

Notably, despite his estrangement from the Catholic Church, he opposed having the government require that Catholic institutions provide access to birth control or abortion. In his online blog, the View from Chaos Manor, he exhibited familiarity with and admiration for Catholic theology quoting Catholic liturgical phrases in Latin—notably, his oft-repeated comment on current events, "Despair is a sin." He described Sunday attendance at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, as part of his family's routine. Upon his death, his family arranged a memorial mass at the church, on 16 September 2017. Pournelle was an intellectual protégé of Stefan T. Possony. Pournelle wrote numerous publications including The Strategy of Technology; the Strategy has been used as a textbook at the United States Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the National War College. In the late 1950s, while conducting operations research at Boeing, he envisioned a weapon con

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