Science Fiction Author Jerry Pournelle Has Died

We’re sad to report that legendary science fiction author Jerry Pournelle has passed away. The writer said in his blog last week that he’d come home from DragonCon feeling sick, and his son Alex confirmed his passing on Friday.

While I was never fond of his politics, it’s hard to imagine what military science fiction would look like without him. A prolific author, he notably collaborated with author Larry Niven on about a dozen books including Lucifer’s Hammer and The Mote in God’s Eye. Pournelle also famously was the first person to ever write a published novel on a personal computer, which he did so in 1977.

Jerry Pournelle was 84 years old.

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Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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