|Died||September 8, 2017 (aged 84)|
|Pen name||Wade Curtis (early work)|
|Occupation||Novelist, journalist, essayist|
Jerry Eugene Pournelle (
Pournelle is particularly known for writing
Pournelle's journalism focused primarily on the computer industry, astronomy, and space exploration. From the 1970s until the early 1990s, he contributed to the computer magazine
Pournelle was also known for his
Pournelle was born in
He attended first grade at St. Anne’s Elementary School which had two grades to a classroom, and was located in Memphis. Beginning with third grade, he attended Coleville Consolidated Elementary School, which had about 25 pupils per grade and four rooms and four teachers for 8 grades, and was located in Coleville, which was near Memphis, TN. Pournelle attended high school at Christian Brothers College in Memphis, TN, which despite its name, was a High School at that time.
He served in the
The thesis for his M.S. is titled "Behavioural observations of the effects of personality needs and leadership in small discussion groups", and is dated 1957. Pournelle's PhD dissertation is titled "The American political continuum; an examination of the validity of the left-right model as an instrument for studying contemporary American political 'isms'".