Jerry Pournelle

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Birthday
7, 1933
Birthplace
Louisiana
DEATH DATE
Sep 11, 2017 (84)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1933
Birthplace
Louisiana
DEATH DATE
Sep 11, 2017 (84)

About

An essayist, journalist and science fiction writer, he created the popular John Christian Falkenberg novel series. Many of his works, including Janissaries (1979) and Men of War (1993), contain military themes.

Before Fame

He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington and subsequently worked in city politics in Los Angeles, California. He published his first non-fiction work, Stability and National Security, in 1968.

Trivia

He formulates several "laws" in his books, including a law about workers in a bureaucracy.

Family Life

He grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. In his early adulthood, he joined the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War.

Associated With

Robert Heinlein, the author of Starship Troopers, was another well-known military science fiction author.