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With the odd disappearance of her parents, Gussie Gibson has lived her entire life with her granny on a peaceful pecan orchard, owned by the meanest man in all of Georgia—Mr. J.P. Combs. Granny teaches Gussie many valuable life lessons as a black woman growing up in the still-segregated south. Mr. Combs is an evil underhanded banker who takes liberties beyond his privilege. When Granny dies, Combs informs Gussie she owes him back rent—but he wants much more than money for payment—and more than Gussie can live with.
After defending herself against his sexual advances, Gussie flees to escape certain vigilante justice when she meets a charming, handsome stranger, Sam Johnson, who is just returning from World War II.
Gussie and Sam’s friendship is short-lived when Mr. Combs hunts her down and drags her back to Green Ridge, driven by his craving for revenge and a grudge too deep to comprehend. Gussie fights to return to Sam and his lo...

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RIP Jerry Pournelle
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:22:43 PM »
He died in his sleep on Friday.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/09/11/science-fiction-writer-jerry-pournelle-offered-fact-based-hope-future-glenn-reynolds-column/651515001/

He definitely ranks amongst my favorite science fiction authors, both for his own work, and especially for his collaborations with Larry Niven. The Mote in God's Eye was surely his best work, IMO, but I also liked Lucifer's Hammer, and especially Footfall, his attempt (with Niven) to develop a realistic alien invasion story that took real-world limitations into account.

He also wrote a technology column in  BYTE magazine that was required reading for me for many years.

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Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 12:48:47 PM »
He will be missed as one of the greats. I have a couple of copies of Byte magazine that I treasure because of his columns. R.I.P. Jerry.

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Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 01:40:51 PM »
Definitely read a fair number of his books back in the day, both with Niven and some of his military sci-fi stuff. I think my favorite is "inferno", oddly enough.


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Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 04:00:24 PM »
NO! I admired him so much.....such a great writer and commentator/opinion leader. His articles and pieces were great. Chaos Manor was one of the first great blogs

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Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 06:24:22 PM »
NO! I admired him so much.....such a great writer and commentator/opinion leader. His articles and pieces were great. Chaos Manor was one of the first great blogs

I'd forgotten about that, but yes, he claimed Chaos Manor was the first blog (he liked the term "web salon").

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Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 07:41:56 PM »
 Ouch! We lose another good one! This is the first I heard about it. :(
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Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 04:57:05 AM »
He was a product of his time, with views to match, but any loss of a sci-fi author is a sad occasion.

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Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 02:11:35 PM »
Dang!  This is also the first time I have heard of it as well.  I always flipped to his articles first in Byte, among others.  I have admired his work for a long time.  He will be missed.

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Re: RIP Jerry Pournelle
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 08:54:08 PM »
He will be missed. Many of his books were staple reading in my youth. I should re-read a few in his honor this weekend.
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