Jerry Pournelle's Profile
Brief about Jerry Pournelle: By info that we know Jerry Pournelle was born at 1933-08-07. And also Jerry Pournelle is American Journalist.Jerry Pournelle's quotation" section for more.
Asimov was the reason why we changed some rules in the SFWA, and I'm not convinced we changed it for the best.Tags: Best, Reason, Why
I think it takes about a million words to make a writer. I mean that you're going to throw away.Tags: Away, Mean, Words
In any ethical situation, the thing you want least to do is probably the right action.Tags: Action, Ethical, Situation
The importance of information is directly proportional to its improbability.Tags: Directly, Importance
To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.Tags: Both, Doubt, Reflection
And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out, a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons, which is neither entertaining nor great literature.Tags: Bad, Great, Times
And meanwhile, the storytellers like me and Anderson, Silverberg... we tell stories. People like them. They want to know how it comes out, they want to know what the ending is.Tags: Ending, Stories, Tell
And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers; when you get to the point where they take you to lunch, let the editor suggest where to go.Tags: Advice, Another, Give
Because Tom Doherty and people like that are not stupid. If they could have streamlined their operation more to get more money out of it, they would have done it. It's not like they're a bunch of idiots.Tags: Done, Money, Stupid
Heinlein never had a best-seller. Even, I think, with Stranger in a Strange Land, I don't think it was actually on the New York Times best seller list.Tags: Best, Strange, Times
I started in this racket in the early '70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of.Tags: America, President, Science
One the other hand, the publishing trend is ghastly, isn't it? Two hundred and something distributors are now down to 10 or 12? And what's the recruiting drive?Tags: Drive, Hand, Publishing
So, I guess the answer to your question is very few people can bring off a novel of the future because it's just so damn hard to make it look like the future.Tags: Future, Hard, Off
Somebody's always getting me to come lecture to their writing class, and I don't talk about writing at all, I talk about the business of making a living at this racket.Tags: Business, Living, Writing
The Aztecs believe they started up in what's now New Mexico, and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. That's a weird legend.Tags: City, Started, Weird
The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There's always something better to do, like I've got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There's always something better to do. Going to a writer's club?Tags: Hard, Writer, Writing
There were probably, what, 300 science-fiction members in the SFWA, of whom probably a hundred were active members in the sense that they were selling something every year, or every couple years.Tags: Couple, Sense, Year
We do a hard fantasy as well as hard science fiction, and I think I probably single-handedly recreated military science fiction. It was dead before I started working in it.Tags: Hard, Science, Working
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