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September 9, 2017: Jerry Pournelle

     Science-fiction author, political commentor, influential space activist, writer on personal computing, gadfly, and wargamer, Dr. Jerry Pournelle has died at the age of 84.

     His best-known novel was probably The Mote in God's Eye, co-authored with Larry Niven.

     For a fuller appreciation of his multiple careers and contributions, see the Wikipedia article.

-- Steve Jackson

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