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Jerry Pournelle (1933–2017)

Autor(a) de The Mote in God's Eye

148+ Works 37,244 Membros 489 Reviews 32 Favorited

About the Author

Jerry Eugene Pournelle was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 7, 1933. During the Korean War, he served in the U. S. Army. He received a B.S. in psychology in 1955, an M.S. in psychology in 1958, and a Ph.D. in political science in 1964 from the University of Washington. He worked for Boeing mostrar mais and NASA where he worked on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. He also advised the federal government on military matters and space exploration. He wrote science fiction and helped popularize the military science fiction genre. His first novel, Red Heroin, was published in 1969 under the pen name Wade Curtis. His other novels published under his own name included Janissaries, Starswarm, and The Mercenary. He also wrote novels with Larry Niven including Oath of Fealty, The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer, Inferno, Escape from Hell, and Footfall. Pournelle was widely credited as the first major author to write a published novel entirely on a computer. He wrote a witty advice columns for computer users in Byte magazine. He received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of 1973. He died of heart failure on September 8, 2017 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Jerry Pournelle

The Mote in God's Eye (1974) 6,354 cópias
Lucifer's Hammer (1977) 4,327 cópias
Footfall (1985) 3,124 cópias
The Gripping Hand (1993) 2,482 cópias
Inferno (1976) 1,753 cópias
The Legacy of Heorot (1987) 1,733 cópias
Oath of Fealty (1981) 1,336 cópias
Beowulf's Children (1995) 1,257 cópias
Fallen Angels (1991) 1,169 cópias
King David's Spaceship (1981) 819 cópias
Janissaries (1979) 694 cópias
The Burning City (2000) 686 cópias
The Mercenary (1977) 522 cópias
High Justice (1972) 505 cópias
Prince of Mercenaries (1975) 463 cópias
Clan and Crown : Janissaries (1982) 447 cópias
West of Honor (1976) 443 cópias
Escape from Hell (2009) 424 cópias
Starswarm (1998) 388 cópias
Go Tell the Spartans (1991) — Autor — 386 cópias
Falkenberg's Legion (1990) 374 cópias
Birth of Fire (1976) 373 cópias
Exiles to Glory (1978) 367 cópias
Prince of Sparta (1993) — Autor — 336 cópias
Storms of Victory (1987) 328 cópias
Higher Education (1996) 305 cópias
Burning Tower (2005) 299 cópias
There Will Be War (1983) — Editor — 269 cópias
The Burning Eye (1988) — Excerpt included — 228 cópias
A Step Farther Out (1980) 221 cópias
Black Holes (1978) — Prefácio — 202 cópias
The Stars at War (1986) — Editor — 192 cópias
Men of War (1984) — Editor — 190 cópias
The Prince (2002) 171 cópias
Death's Head Rebellion (1990) — Editor — 170 cópias
The Children's Hour (1991) 152 cópias
Future History (1976) 152 cópias
Blood and Iron (1984) — Editor — 149 cópias
Codominium: Revolt on War World (1992) — Editor; Excerpt included — 146 cópias
The Endless Frontier (1979) — Editor — 141 cópias
Blood Feuds (1993) — Editor — 139 cópias
The Houses of the Kzinti (2002) 135 cópias
Sauron Dominium (1991) 133 cópias
Republic and Empire (Imperial Stars, Vol 2) (1987) — Editor — 126 cópias
Nebula Award Stories Sixteen (1982) — Editor — 123 cópias
Day of the Tyrant (1985) — Editor — 120 cópias
Warrior (1986) 114 cópias
After Armageddon (1990) — Editor — 110 cópias
2020 Vision (1974) — Editor — 110 cópias
Blood Vengeance (1994) 106 cópias
Invasion (1994) 102 cópias
A Spaceship for the King (1973) 101 cópias
Armageddon (1990) — Editor — 99 cópias
The Crash of Empire (Imperial Stars, Book 3) (1989) — Editor — 92 cópias
Guns of Darkness (1987) — Editor — 90 cópias
Far Frontiers (1985) — Editor — 88 cópias
Tran (1996) 87 cópias
Call to Battle! (1988) — Editor — 83 cópias
The Endless Frontier: Volume II (1982) — Editor — 79 cópias
Exile-and Glory (2008) 76 cópias
Far Frontiers, Volume II (1985) — Editor — 57 cópias
Survival of Freedom (1981) — Editor — 54 cópias
Cities In Space (1991) — Editor; Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Starborn and Godsons (2020) 52 cópias
Far Frontiers, Volume IV (1985) — Editor — 46 cópias
Red Heroin (1980) 45 cópias
Far Frontiers, Volume V (1986) — Editor — 43 cópias
Far Frontiers, Volume III (1985) — Editor — 42 cópias
Far Frontiers, Volume VII (1986) — Editor — 41 cópias
Red Dragon (1971) 41 cópias
Fires of Freedom (2009) 40 cópias
Mamelukes (2020) 38 cópias
Life Among the Asteroids (The Endless Frontier, Vol. 4) (1992) — Editor; Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Far Frontiers, Volume VI (1986) — Editor — 35 cópias
Lord of Janissaries (BAEN) (2015) 32 cópias
There Will Be War Volume X (2015) — Editor — 21 cópias
The Best of Jerry Pournelle (2019) — Autor — 21 cópias
The Mote in God's Eye, Part 1/2 (1974) — Autor — 19 cópias
Mutual Assured Survival (1984) 19 cópias
The Mote in God's Eye, Part 2/2 (1985) — Autor — 18 cópias
Planet of the Apes Omnibus, Volume 1 (2017) — Autor — 14 cópias
Adventures in Microland (1985) 7 cópias
Tinker (novelette) (1975) 4 cópias
The Mercenary [short story] (1972) 4 cópias
That Buck Rogers Stuff (1976) 4 cópias
Consort (1975) 3 cópias
Power To The People (1972) 3 cópias
Compagni di ventura (1994) 3 cópias
High Justice [short story] (1974) 3 cópias
A Matter Of Sovereignty (1972) 3 cópias
Ecology Now! (1971) 2 cópias
Enforcer (1974) 2 cópias
Soldati di ventura (1992) 2 cópias
endless frontier 2 cópias
Two Steps Farther Out 1 exemplar(es)
Girth of Fire 1 exemplar(es)
Space Viking 1 exemplar(es)
The Endless Frontier 1 exemplar(es)
Another Step Further Out 1 exemplar(es)
Mote Lite 1 exemplar(es)
the survival of freedom 1 exemplar(es)
Sword and Scepter (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
A Pegada II Livro 2 1 exemplar(es)
Jenseits des Gewissens. 1 exemplar(es)
Peace With Honor 1 exemplar(es)
In the Hall of the Mountain King — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Bind Your Sons To Exile 1 exemplar(es)
Poslední zkouška (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Císař & žoldnéř (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Král & žoldnéř (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Princ & žoldnéř (1996) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

N-Space (1990) — Contribuinte — 1,149 cópias
Limits (1985) — Autor — 885 cópias
Man-Kzin Wars II (1989) — Contribuinte — 799 cópias
Requiem (1992) — Contribuinte — 739 cópias
Man-Kzin Wars III (1990) — Contribuinte — 668 cópias
Man-Kzin Wars V (1992) — Contribuinte — 474 cópias
Federation (1981) — Prefácio, algumas edições394 cópias
The Best of All Possible Wars (1998) — Autor, algumas edições169 cópias
The Root of All Evil (2001) — Introdução — 162 cópias
Infinite Stars (2017) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
Combat SF (1951) — Autor — 111 cópias
The Best from Galaxy Volume IV (1976) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume III (1987) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
Thor's Hammer (1979) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Mordred (1980) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Citizens (2011) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Stars and Gods (2010) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2015) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 34 (2018) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Best of Larry Niven (2010) — Introdução, algumas edições52 cópias
A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind (2015) — Prefácio, algumas edições34 cópias
Analog Anthology #6: War and Peace (1983) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 4 (December 1971) (1971) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Galaxy Science Fiction 1976 October, Vol. 37, No. 7 (1976) — Columnist — 18 cópias
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction June 1974, Vol. 46, No. 6 (1974) — Contribuinte, algumas edições16 cópias
Riding the Red Horse (2014) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Galaxy Science Fiction 1975 April, Vol. 36, No. 4 (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Galaxy Science Fiction 1975 July, Vol. 36, No. 6 (1975) — Autor — 9 cópias
Galileo Magazine of Science & Fiction July 1979 (1979) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Space Pioneers (2018) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Evolution @ Intersection — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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The popular wisdom is that this sequel, written two decades later, is quite inferior to the first book. In this case, the popular wisdom is right. This is just not as good as The Mote in God's Eye, but still I'm happy I read it, to see how the story ended.

The first part of the book takes place in the human CoDominium. I don't know how the authors got the impression that the CoDominium is as interesting as the Moties, but it is not. The Empire's politics, so old-fashioned and aristocratic, would seem to belong in the 19th century more than in the future. I know this is explained by the collapse of the first Empire and the related wars that put humanity's survival at risk, but still it's not as interesting as the Moties. The same goes for Bury and Renner's secret agent antics. I like what the authors do with Bury, though. When he was introduced in the first book it seemed he was going to be a one-dimensional villain, but he has turned out to be a much more complex and interesting character.

In the second part of the novel we finally get the Moties, which is what I wanted all the time. That part of the novel turns out to be a military thriller more than a first-contact chess game, but when the moties are around things are always interesting, even if most of the focus is on the action.

One could say that the solution the book offers to the Moties' little problem is a bit too easy, but let's not get into spoilers. At least we get an ending that's more conclusive than the one in the first book, even though I still would have liked to see some more. Unfortunately, the authors did not write any more sequels. There's a more recent book, however, an authorized sequel written by Pournelle's daughter.
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jcm790 | outras 27 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
Starts out as old-fashioned military SF, and then it quickly becomes a truly outstanding first contact story. The aliens are truly alien, as self-serving and prone to deception as humans, but not more evil than humans themselves. More intelligent in some ways, filled with potential and also unnerving. A big SF classic, still influential. Very entertaining, too.
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