I never had the chance to meet Mr. Pournelle. He was a noted science fiction author, both on his own and in collaboration with Larry Niven. Some of his better known works include the Falkenberg’s Legion series, King David’s Spaceship, and Janissaries. Among his collaborations with Larry Niven are the novels The Mote in God’s Eye, Lucifer’s Hammer, and Footfall.
Pournelle was also the editor on a number of anthology series, foremost among them the There Shall Be War series.
I would like to extend my condolences to Jerry Pournelle’s family, friends, fans, and his collaborator Larry Niven.