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Jerry Pournelle ded

Postby JO 753 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:05 pm

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not the rich.

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Postby KevinLevites » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:32 pm

He will be missed, but it seems like it was a life well-lived.

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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:54 pm

Damn. The Old Masters are all gone; now their heirs are dying too. RIP, Dr. Pournelle.
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:20 pm

I hate it when the old masters die. They stop writing. Every damn one of them.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:32 pm

On the griping hand, we'll always have his work.
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