WorldCat Identities

Pournelle, Jerry 1933-

Works: 310 works in 825 publications in 11 languages and 21,986 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Dictionaries  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3564.I9, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jerry Pournelle
Footfall by Larry Niven( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star
The mote in God's eye by Larry Niven( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 3016, the Second Empire of Man spans hundreds of star systems, thanks to the faster-than-light Alderson Drive. No other intelligent beings have ever been encountered, not until a light sail probe enters a human system carrying a dead alien. The probe is traced to the Mote, an isolated star in a thick dust cloud, and an expedition is dispatched. In the Mote the humans find an ancient civilization--at least one million years old--that has always been bottled up in their cloistered solar system for lack of a star drive. The Moties are welcoming and kind, yet rather evasive about certain aspects of their society. It seems the Moties have a dark problem, one they've been unable to solve in over a million years
Lucifer's hammer by Larry Niven( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where will you be when the comet strikes? It is 10:30 on a summer Tuesday morning. The Hamner-Brown comet, dubbed by the press as "Lucifer's Hammer", is due to strike earth within a few minutes
The legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light years from Earth, on Tau Ceti Four, two hundred colonists have created a thriving community, not realizing that they have upset a delicate ecological balance and have unleashed an unbelievable nightmare
The burning city by Larry Niven( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes place 14,000 years in the site that will later become Los Angeles
Beowulf's children by Larry Niven( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of Earthmen who colonized part of Avalon decide they can do better and set out to conquer the rest of the planet. But the children of the monsters their parents defeated also think they can do better. A sequel to The Legacy of Heorot
Escape from hell by Larry Niven( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having recently escaped from hell, Allan Carpenter is haunted by the imprisonment of unfairly tortured souls and partners with suicide-victim poet Sylvia Plath for a mission to return to hell and rescue the damned
Oath of fealty by Larry Niven( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todos Santos, near Los Angeles, is a self-contained city/community with an all-embracing social, economic, and commercial support system. A crisis erupts when three college students stage a prank sabotage attack on the security and support systems in the building. The secret defenses are revealed and the terrorists who motivated the original probing attack prepare a full-scale attempt to destroy the complex
King David's spaceship by Jerry Pournelle( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 3013. The Imperial navy has invaded Prince Samual's world. The only freedom lies in building a space program but knowledge to build a starship is extinct. Colonel Nathan MacKinnie, soldier of fortune, leads a daring raid to steal these secrets
Burning tower by Larry Niven( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to the "vivid and unusual" (Kirkus Reviews) world of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's The Burning City, where the fire god has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Tep's Town unprotected for the first time in their history. Unfortunately, a fiery fate isn't the only danger the town is facing. From out of the desert come monsters -- great birds with blades instead of wings, driven by some unknown force. Although they can be killed, the threat these terror birds pose is worse than death. Danger on the roads means no trade. No trade means that Tep's Town will be no more. Sent by the Lords of Lordshills to discover the source of the terror birds, Lord Sandry and his beloved, Burning Tower, must travel into a world where magic is still strong -- and where someone or something waits to destroy them! Filled with the sweeping adventure, memorable characters, and imaginative world-building that have defined the novels of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Burning Tower is another triumph
Inferno by Larry Niven( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After falling from the eighth story of a hotel during a science fiction convention, writter Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the Vestibule of Hell. His journey thorugh Hell reveals new, puzzling, and outlandish methods of sin recast for the twentieth century
Higher education : a Jupiter novel by Charles Sheffield( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a practical joke gets him kicked out of school, Rick Luban thinks he has nowhere to go. Instead, he gets a second chance--and a life of adventure--when he signs up for a career in asteroid mining. The mining company has its own system of turning boys into men, the "higher education" of the title
Starswarm : a Jupiter novel by Jerry Pournelle( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight. One day, finally daring to ask the voice some tough questions, Kip discovers that his computer scientist parents implanted an artificial intelligence chip in his skull, which connects with a powerful mainframe computer via satellite. He also learns that his parents died under suspicious circumstances. And that his very existence is a well-kept secret that will soon come to light, putting his own life and the whole of outpost Starswarm in grave danger
Fallen angels by Larry Niven( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a new United States government has been elected to halt several green house effect programs, a destructive ice age emerges and only two missing Space Hab astronauts hold the key to saving the planet
The strategy of technology; winning the decisive war by Stefan Thomas Possony( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janissaries by Jerry Pournelle( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some days it just doesn't pay to be a soldier. Captain Rick Galloway and his men had been talked into volunteering for a dangerous mission only to be ruthlessly abandoned when faceless CIA higher-ups pulled the plug on the operation
1001 computer words you need to know( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1001 Computer Words You Need To Know defines important computer words, many with example sentences and explanatory notes. In addition to the 1001 entries, the book includes quick computing miniguides on topics such as buying a computer, basic troubleshooting, dealing with spam, handling multimedia files, and safe computing for kids."--Jacket
The mercenary by Jerry Pournelle( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Christian Falkenberg, brilliant military man, becomes legend to the earth-bound, a mastermind to his soldiers, an enigma to the politicians who buy his services
The prince by Jerry Pournelle( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century, the Soviet-Americam CoDominium had kept the peace, both on earth and among far-flung colonies. But now the CoDominium is dying, and its death-throes will be terrible; already the nations arm for their final battle
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Alternative Names
Jerry Pournelle Amerikaans journalist

Jerry Pournelle autore di fantascienza, saggista e giornalista statunitense

Jerry Pournelle écrivain américain

Jerry Pournelle US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Pournell, Jerry

Pournell, Jerry 1933-

Pournelle, J. E.

Pournelle, J. E. 1933-

Pournelle, J. E. (Jerry E.)

Pournelle, J. E. (Jerry E.), 1933-

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Pournelle, Jerry Eugene 1933-

Пурнелл, Джерри 1933-

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퍼넬, 제리 1933-


ジェリ一 ·パ一ネル 1933-

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