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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dr. Jerry Pournelle accepts 2016 Heinlein Award



Fans of Dr. Pournelle will also likely be interested in this, the first THERE WILL BE WAR hardcover, the 702-page omnibus version of Volumes I and II. We'll be doing the complete set, so if you're interested in collecting it, there is no better time to start than now. At least one more omnibus will be published this year, Volumes IX and X, as well as Vols V and VI in ebook.


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27 Comments:

Blogger Cataline Sergius May 24, 2016 1:31 PM  

AWESOME!!!

Anonymous aviendha May 24, 2016 1:46 PM  

Dr. Pournelle! I have read his SCIFI since I was a boy, and read his Byte articles at Chaos Manor almost as long. I remember sending him a Microsoft umbrella 15 years ago and love his Web Log...one of the first. I just got my hands on the hardcover pictured and it is a beauty. Thanks Vox.

Anonymous VFM #6306 May 24, 2016 2:06 PM  

Space: Survive in Style is a phrase that is borne out of the Blue SF position. Say "Space" to Pink SF, and it can only reply with one word:

"Safe."

Anonymous J Delcano May 24, 2016 2:30 PM  

I keep a copy of Dr. Pournelle's introduction to "Allamagoosa" from Vol II posted at my desk as motivation to get through frustrating "administrivia"-focused days. Thanks for everything, Dr. Pournelle ... and congratulations!

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar May 24, 2016 3:01 PM  

Mine should be arriving any day now.

Anonymous Quartermaster May 24, 2016 3:06 PM  

I read his columns in Byte back in the 80s, and his weblog for almost as long as it has been up. He richly deserves the award and am delighted to see him get it.

Blogger The Kurgan May 24, 2016 3:09 PM  

Dammit VD,
I'm out of shelf space on 4 countries and two continents. What are you trying to do? Make me annex Europe?

Oh. Right.
Carry on.

Anonymous LastRedoubt May 24, 2016 3:46 PM  

Congrats to the doc. Met his work in 6th or 7th grade, he's been with me ever since. Gorgeous hardcover. I may have to buy one of them and donate the paperbacks it replaces to a worthy soul

Blogger Eskyman May 24, 2016 3:59 PM  

Thanks for posting that. I grew up on a diet of Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Asimov, DeCamp and so many many more. Dr. Pournelle and Larry Niven are some of the last men standing, but they will live forever in my mind.

Anonymous TUSigmaIan May 24, 2016 4:10 PM  

Eagerly awaiting the next omnibus. I received the omnibus of volumes I and II on Saturday. IT is a very nice book and I recommend it to fans of the series.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr May 24, 2016 4:14 PM  

They stand firm, but not the last. That's what the whole Blue SF movement is about. The reinforcements are arriving in the nick of time. The Embers of Civilization will be protected, cherished, and spread...until the Fire of Civilization can be rekindled.

Blogger Aeoli Pera May 24, 2016 4:42 PM  

That was pretty cool.

Anonymous Viking May 24, 2016 4:44 PM  

Since we are on the topic of "There will be War"...
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/24/eu-vows-use-new-powers-block-elected-far-right-populists-power/

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar May 24, 2016 6:38 PM  

I have just received my copy. Amazon dropped it and dented a corner. I think they want to force me to upgrade to prime by routing all of my deliveries through Calcutta.
Thank you VD. Dr. Pournelle is a national treasure.

Blogger Matthew d.b.a. Heaving Bosoms May 24, 2016 6:41 PM  

One of the things I think best about this edition: story titles in the running heads. I tend to forget what the name of the story or chapter I'm reading.

Blogger VD May 24, 2016 7:33 PM  

I have just received my copy. Amazon dropped it and dented a corner.

You should send them a complaint; perhaps they will replace it.

Anonymous Mike Mike May 24, 2016 8:31 PM  

Got mine already. Very nice quality.

Blogger Lazarus May 24, 2016 10:02 PM  

Space will not be accessible as long as Safe Space is an issue.

Anonymous BGKB May 24, 2016 10:35 PM  

OT: I wonder if it only works with Semitic noses?
http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-israeli-facial-imaging-claims-to-identify-terrorists-and-pedophiles/

Blogger 1337kestrel May 24, 2016 10:53 PM  

I will be ordering tomorrow.

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra May 24, 2016 10:53 PM  

This is wonderful! Congrats Dr. Pournelle.

Blogger frenchy May 24, 2016 11:46 PM  

My favorite line from Lucifer's Hammer:

"When the Hammer fell, feminism died."

I bought the book based upon that one line alone.

Blogger Aeoli Pera May 25, 2016 12:49 AM  

Matthew d.b.a. Heaving Bosoms wrote:One of the things I think best about this edition: story titles in the running heads. I tend to forget what the name of the story or chapter I'm reading.

Whoever was responsible for that should give himself a hearty pat on the back.

Blogger rycamor May 25, 2016 12:54 AM  

It's great to see that some of the good things from my childhood have not been completely discarded, and that men like Pournelle can still be honored.

Blogger Markku May 25, 2016 5:10 AM  

Aeoli Pera wrote:Matthew d.b.a. Heaving Bosoms wrote:One of the things I think best about this edition: story titles in the running heads. I tend to forget what the name of the story or chapter I'm reading.

Whoever was responsible for that should give himself a hearty pat on the back.


It's an automatic feature of the software.

Blogger kurt9 May 25, 2016 1:28 PM  

More on building a resilient civilization (aka Islands of Competence dispersed across an ocean of ideocracy).

https://alfinnextlevel.wordpress.com/

The question for you guys is: Can the alt-right help take us to the Next level? Or will it be a part of the coming ideocracy?

Its all up to you.

Blogger Aeoli Pera May 25, 2016 2:22 PM  

Markku wrote:
It's an automatic feature of the software.


Oops, I thought he was patting himself on the back so I cracked wise.

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