Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017) was an American author of military science fiction novels and non-fiction books. He was also an engineer, essayist and journalist. Jerry was a New York Times bestselling author. His novels involved the infantry force called the Falkenberg’s Legion, which is similar to Gordon R. Dickson’s Childe Cycle and Robert Heinlein‘s Starship Troopers. Jerry wrote a column for Byte Magazine from 1980-2008.

Jerry Pournelle made his debut as a published novelist in 1968 with the novel Red Heroin. He began writing full-time in 1972. Below is a list of Jerry Pournelle’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of CoDominium Universe Books

King David's Spaceship (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
West Of Honor (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mercenary (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Endless Frontier Books

(with John F. Carr)

The Endless Frontier Vol. II (With: John F. Carr) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cities In Space (With: John F. Carr) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Life Among Asteroids (With: John F. Carr) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Falkenberg's Legion Books

Prince of Mercenaries (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Falkenberg's Legion (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prince of Sparta (With: S.M. Stirling) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Go Tell the Spartans (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Far Frontiers Books

(with Jim Baen)

Far Frontiers (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Frontiers 2 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Frontiers 3 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Frontiers 4 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Frontiers 5 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Frontiers 6 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Far Frontiers 7 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Golden Road Books

(with Larry Niven)

The Burning City (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Burning Tower (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Heorot Books

(with Larry Niven, Steven Barnes)

The Legacy of Heorot (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beowulf's Children / The Dragons of Heorot (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secret of Black Ship Island (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Starborn and Godsons (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Heorot Books

(with Larry Niven, Steven Barnes)

The Legacy of Heorot(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secret of Black Ship Island(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beowulf's Children / The Dragons of Heorot(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Starborn and Godsons(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Imperial Stars Books

(with John F. Carr)

The Stars at War (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Republic and Empire (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crash of Empire (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Inferno Books

(with Larry Niven)

Publication Order of Janissaries Books

Janissaries (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clan and Crown (With: Roland J. Green) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Storms of Victory (With: Roland J. Green) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mamelukes (With: David Weber,Phillip Pournelle) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Jupiter Books

Higher Education (With: Charles Sheffield) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Billion Dollar Boy (By: Charles Sheffield) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Putting Up Roots (By: Charles Sheffield) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cyborg From Earth (By: Charles Sheffield) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Starswarm (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Outward Bound (By: James P. Hogan) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Laurie Jo Hansen Books

High Justice (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Exiles to Glory (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Exile- and Glory (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Man-Kzin Wars Books

The Man-Kzin Wars (By: Larry Niven) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars II (With: Larry Niven,S.M. Stirling) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars III (By: Larry Niven) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars IV (By: S.M. Stirling) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Children's Hour (With: S.M. Stirling) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars V (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars VI (By: Gregory Benford,Mark O. Martin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars VII (By: Larry Niven,Gregory Benford,Paul Chafe) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Darker Geometry (By: Gregory Benford) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of All Possible Wars (By: S.M. Stirling,Robert Sheckley) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names (By: Larry Niven) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars IX (By: Jim Baen) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House of the Kzinti (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (By: Larry Niven) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XI (By: Matthew Harrington) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Destiny's Forge (By: Paul Chafe) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XII (By: Larry Niven) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XIII (By: Larry Niven) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XIV (By: Larry Niven) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treasure Planet (By: Larry Niven,Hal Colebatch,Jessica Q. Fox) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Man-Kzin Wars XV (By: Larry Niven) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Moties Books

(with Larry Niven, Jennifer R. Pournelle)

The Mote in God's Eye (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gripping Hand / The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Outies (By: Jennifer R. Pournelle) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Paul Crane Books

(as Wade Curtis)

Publication Order of Planet of the Apes Books

Planet of the Apes (By: Pierre Boulle,Xan Fielding) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beneath The Planet of The Apes (By: Michael Avallone) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (By: John Jakes) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Planet of the Apes Movie Novelization (By: William T. Quick) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of There Will Be War Books

There Will Be War (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Men of War (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood and Iron (With: John F. Carr) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Day of the Tyrant (With: John F. Carr) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Warrior (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guns of Darkness (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Call To Battle! (With: John F. Carr) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Armageddon! (With: John F. Carr) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
After Armageddon (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of War World Books

The Burning Eye (With: John F. Carr) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death's Head Rebellion (With: John F. Carr) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sauron Dominion (With: John F. Carr) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Codominium (With: John F. Carr) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Feuds (By: Harry Turtledove) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Invasion (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Vengeance (With: Harry Turtledove,S.M. Stirling,Judith Tarr,Susan Shwartz) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Discovery (With: William Wu,Leslie Fish,Charles E. Gannon,E.R. Stewart,Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Takeover (With: Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lidless Eye (By: Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Battle of Sauron (With: Don Hawthorne,John F. Carr) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cyborg Revolt (By: John F. Carr) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jihad! (By: John F. Carr) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Patriotic Wars (By: John F. Carr) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Falkenberg's Regiment (By: John F. Carr) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fall of the CoDominium (By: John F. Carr) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Andromeda Flight (By: John F. Carr,Doug McElwain) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War World Concordance (By: John F. Carr,Doug McElwain) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Road Warrior (By: John F. Carr) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Falkenberg Protectorate (By: John F. Carr) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Birth of Fire (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lucifer's Hammer (With: Larry Niven) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Future History (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oath of Fealty (With: Larry Niven) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Footfall (With: Larry Niven) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fallen Angels (With: Larry Niven,Michael Flynn) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Best of Jerry Pournelle (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

That Buck Rogers Stuff (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Step Farther Out (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Users' Guide to Small Computers (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mutual Assured Survival (With: Dean Ing) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Adventures in Microland (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guide to Disc Operating System and Easy Computing (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
PC Communications Bible (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Windows with an Attitude (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
PC Hardware (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1001 Computer Words You Need to Know (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Step Further Out: Jerry Pournelle's Essays on Taking the Stars (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Pournelle Users Guide Books

The User Guide to CP/M Systems (By: Tony Bove,Cheryl Rhodes) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Free Software: How to Get It, How to Use It (By: Tony Bove,Cheryl Rhodes,Kelly Smith,Dan Dugan,Bob Wolff) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Guidebook for Winning Adventures (By: David Small,Sandy Small) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Analog Science Fiction And Fact, May 1971(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
2020 Vision(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best From Galaxy, Volume IV(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Holes(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Endless Frontier(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Survival of Freedom(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nebula Award Stories 16 / Sixteen(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Science Fiction Yearbook(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Power(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Multiverse(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Riding the Red Horse(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infinite Stars(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Paul Crane series was written as Wade Curtis. The novels Clan and Crown and Storms of Victory were written with Roland J. Green. Go Tell the Spartans and Prince of Sparta were co-authored by S.M. Stirling.

The Heorot series was written with Steven Barnes and Larry Niven. The Golden Road series and the novels Lucifer’s Hammer, Oath of Fealty and Footfall were written with Larry Niven. Fallen Angels was written with Michael Flynn and Larry Niven.

The Future Quartet also has stories by Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl and Charles Sheffield.

Nebula Award Stories 16 was co-edited by John F. Carr. The Far Frontiers anthologies series was edited with Jim Baen. The non-fiction book Pournelle’s PC Communications Bible was co-authored by Michael Banks.

If You Like Jerry Pournelle Books, You’ll Love…

Jerry Pournelle Synopsis: Inferno by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven is the first novel in the Inferno series. After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he’s landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante’s road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the Nine Layers of Hell led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures. As he struggles to escape, he’s taken through new, puzzling, and outlandish versions of sin – recast for the present day.

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