Jerry Pournelle, Ph.D.

New Frontiers in Outer Space

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In this episode of “POTENTIALS . . . Envisioning the New Millennium,” host Barbara Marx Hubbard and the world famous science fiction author engage in a lively and provocative discussion as they explore the potential of humans in space. They vigorously promote space exploration and colonization, and envision the future of humans in space: working, traveling, living & adventuring. With his renowned humor in full gear, Pournelle refers to today s average person looking at the space shuttle, as akin to a primitive person hundreds of years ago seeing a Winnebago drive by. Pournelle envisions a world in which there is no more ecological damage, a world within which all people can be rich. An invigorating and thought provoking episode!

PournelleJerry E. Pournelle, Ph.D., earned his Bachelors in Psychology and Mathematics, his Masters in Experimental Statistics and Systems Engineering, and his Doctorates in Psychology and Political Science all from the University of Washington.

An excellent SF author, he’s also a noted lecturer, consultant and computer columnist (senior consulting editor at BYTE Magazine) and chairs the Citizens Advisory Council on National Space Policy and The Lunar Society, Inc. He has served as Advisor on Space Policy to the Republican Congressional Leadership and as a Board Member of the L-5 Society.

A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, British Interplanetary Society, Royal Astronomical Society and the Operations Research Society of America, he is also a Senior Member of the American Astronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers. He has served as a past President of the Science Fiction Writers of America and as Science Editor for Twin Circle Magazine and Galaxy SF, and as a columnist for Analog Science Fiction and Infoworld Magazine. His other writing associations include membership in the Authors Guild, National Association of Science Writers, Aviation/Space Writers’ Association and the Mystery Writers of America.

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Books in Print:
Starswarm : A Jupiter Novel by Jerry Pournelle

Birth of Fire

Codominium: Revolt on War World


Prince of Mercenaries (Falkenberg's Legion)


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