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Old 09-09-2017, 12:00 AM   #1
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:13 AM   #2
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Another science fiction great.
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I loved his Chaos Manor articles.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:30 AM   #3
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:46 AM   #4
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Another science fiction great.
And my favourite writer at Byte Magazine back in the day.

Damn. Now he's never going to finish that series. wonder if anyone else will get permission to....

Although I remember some past discussion of Pournelle and Niven, that Niven was independantly wealthy and *driven* to write, but Pournelle would probably pay someone else to write if he could get away with it.
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Old 09-09-2017, 04:20 AM   #5
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RIP Jerry. One of the best. I have read most of his work. I particularly enjoyed Legacy of Heorot.
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Too soon.
He will be missed in many ways, many arenas.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:34 AM   #7
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Damn. Now he's never going to finish that series. wonder if anyone else will get permission to....

Which series?
He had several ongoing.
He had collaborations with Niven and Barnes so they might continue some, if necessary.
And his daughter wrote a third Motie novel so she might finish any unfinished work...
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Which series?
And his daughter wrote a third Motie novel so she might finish any unfinished work...
I haven't read it, but the first two Motie books were excellent. I wonder what role her father played in the writing of the book? Is it worth reading?
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#@$!
Too soon.
Really? He was 84 - hardly 'too soon' by any standard.


(Not having a dig at fjtorres but this knee-jerk reaction when any famous person dies - yes dies, not passes or is taken from us - is getting ridiculous.)
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:24 AM   #10
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Really? He was 84 - hardly 'too soon' by any standard.


(Not having a dig at fjtorres but this knee-jerk reaction when any famous person dies - yes dies, not passes or is taken from us - is getting ridiculous.)
It is, as they say, a good innings, and many are not that fortunate. It is, however, still too soon, if for no other reason that I and others took such great pleasure from his writings. From this point of view he could die at 100 and it would still be too soon.
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He was one of my favorite authors. RIP
I will have to reread some of my top favorites.
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Really? He was 84 - hardly 'too soon' by any standard.


(Not having a dig at fjtorres but this knee-jerk reaction when any famous person dies - yes dies, not passes or is taken from us - is getting ridiculous.)
Well, I can assure you that if I die at 84, it will be too soon.
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While we disagreed on the Epson QX10, I liked most of what he wrote. It seems like too many of those I noted in earlier years are dying off and most of those "before my time" are already gone.

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Well, I can assure you that if I die at 84, it will be too soon.
Ditto.
Obviously different standards at play.
I come from a short line of cradle robbers that routinely hits the 90's.
As Heinlein used to say, it pays to choose the right grandparents.
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I haven't read it, but the first two Motie books were excellent. I wonder what role her father played in the writing of the book? Is it worth reading?
It is called OUTIES.
It is all hers but with Niiven & Pournelle sanction so it is canon.

https://www.amazon.com/Outies-Mote-B...eywords=Outies

Separate story in the same universe. She did not try to imitate her father or the Niven+Pournelle style.

Some like it, some hate it.

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