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The Air War College (AWC) is the senior professional military education school of the U.S. Air Force.
Americans are citizens of the United States of America.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science-fiction magazine published under various titles since 1930.
Avalon Hill Games Inc. is a game company that specializes in wargames and strategic board games.
A Bachelor of Science (Latin Baccalaureus Scientiae, B.S., BS, B.Sc., BSc, or B.Sc; or, less commonly, S.B., SB, or Sc.B., from the equivalent Latin Scientiae Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years, or a person holding such a degree.
The Baen Free Library is a digital library of the science fiction and fantasy publishing house Baen Books where 61 e-books as of June 2016 (112 e-books as of December 2008) can be downloaded free in a number of formats, without copy protection.
Beowulf's Children is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, first published in 1995.
Birth of Fire is a science fiction novel by American writer Jerry Pournelle.
The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide.
Burning Tower is a fantasy novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
Byte was an American microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage.
Caddo Parish (French: Paroisse de Caddo) is a parish located in the northwest corner of the U.S. state of Louisiana.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
Capleville was an unincorporated community in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, just north of the Mississippi border.
Cascadia Con was the eighth North American Science Fiction Convention, held in SeaTac, Washington, on September 1–5, 2005, at the Seattle Airport Hilton and Conference Center.
Charles Sheffield (25 June 1935 – 2 November 2002) was an English-born mathematician, physicist and science fiction writer who served as a President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and of the American Astronautical Society.
The Childe Cycle is an unfinished series of science fiction novels by Canadian writer Gordon R. Dickson.
The Citizen's Advisory Council on National Space Policy was a group of prominent US citizens concerned with the space policy of the United States of America.
CoDominium is a series of future history novels written by American writer Jerry Pournelle, along with several co-authors, primarily Larry Niven.
CP/M, originally standing for Control Program/Monitor and later Control Program for Microcomputers, is a mass-market operating system created for Intel 8080/85-based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.
Z-2 is the name of a series of microcomputers made by Cromemco, Inc.
James Danforth "Dan" Quayle (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 44th Vice President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
Daniel O. Graham (April 13, 1925 – December 31, 1995) was a U.S. Army officer.
David McAlister Barry (born July 3, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005.
Dave Barry in Cyberspace is a best-selling humor book by Dave Barry.
Dean Charles Ing (born 1931) is an American author, who usually writes in the science fiction and techno-thriller genres.
A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.
Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&DMead, Malcomson; ''Dungeons & Dragons'' FAQ or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
Escape from Hell is a fantasy novel written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes is a 1971 science fiction film directed by Don Taylor and written by Paul Dehn.
Exiles to Glory is a science fiction novella by American writer Jerry Pournelle, published in 1978.
Fallen Angels (1991) is a science fiction novel by American science fiction authors Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn published by Jim Baen.
Find A Grave is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records.
Footfall is a 1985 science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
Colonel Francis "Duke" Xavier Kane, Ph.D., USAF, retired, (December 12, 1918 – July 18, 2013) is the space planner and engineer responsible for the design concept of the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Gary Goddard is the founder and CEO of The Goddard Group, an entertainment design firm based in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
GEnie (General Electric Network for Information Exchange) was an online service created by a General Electric business, GEIS (now GXS), that ran from 1985 through the end of 1999.
Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (December 16, 1863September 26, 1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist.
Gina Smith is an American entrepreneur, author, and journalist who co-wrote Steve Wozniak's 2006 autobiography iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It.
Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001) was a Canadian-American science fiction writer.
The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
Henry Beam Piper (March 23, 1904 –) was an American science fiction author.
Henry Salvatori (March 28, 1901 – July 7, 1997) was an American geophysicist, businessman, philanthropist, and political activist.
High Justice is a 1974 collection of science fiction short stories by American writer Jerry Pournelle.
Higher Education is a 1996 science fiction novel by Charles Sheffield and Jerry Pournelle.
IBM PC compatible computers are computers similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT, able to use the same software and expansion cards.
The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
Inferno is a fantasy novel written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, published in 1976.
The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, and Gulf War II.
The iron law of oligarchy is a political theory, first developed by the German sociologist Robert Michels in his 1911 book, Political Parties.
Janissaries is a science fiction novel by American author Jerry Pournelle.
Janissaries: Clan and Crown is a science fiction novel by American writers Jerry Pournelle and Roland J. Green, the second book of Pournelle's Janissaries series (the first was titled simply Janissaries).
Janissaries III: Storms of Victory is a science fiction novel by American writers Jerry Pournelle and Roland J. Green, the third book of Pournelle's Janissaries series (the first was titled simply Janissaries).
The Janissaries series of military and political-based science fiction novels are set in an interstellar confederation of races, in which humans are a slave race entrusted with military affairs and law enforcement.
James Patrick Baen (| beɪn |; October 22, 1943 – June 28, 2006) was a U.S. science fiction publisher and editor.
John Charles Dvorak (born April 5, 1952) is an American columnist and broadcaster in the areas of technology and computing.
John Francis Carr (born December 25, 1944) is an American science fiction editor and writer.
The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is an award given annually to the best new writer whose first professional work of science fiction or fantasy was published within the two previous calendar years.
Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are a New York Times-bestselling husband-and-wife writing/producing team.
A kinetic bombardment or a kinetic orbital strike is the hypothetical act of attacking a planetary surface with an inert projectile, where the destructive force comes from the kinetic energy of the projectile impacting at very high velocities.
King David's Spaceship is a science fiction novel by American writer Jerry Pournelle.
The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction writer.
Leo Gordon Laporte (born November 29, 1956) is the host of The Tech Guy weekly radio show and a host on TWiT.tv, an Internet podcast network focusing on technology.
Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the United States.
Lucifer's Hammer is a science fiction post-apocalypse / survival novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, first published in 1977.
Lucille "Lucy" van Pelt is a character in the syndicated comic strip:Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz.
A Master of Science (Magister Scientiae; abbreviated MS, M.S., MSc, M.Sc., SM, S.M., ScM, or Sc.M.) is a master's degree in the field of science awarded by universities in many countries, or a person holding such a degree.
Maxwell White Hunter II (March 11, 1922 – November 10, 2001) was a prominent American aerospace engineer.
The DC-X, short for Delta Clipper or Delta Clipper Experimental, was an unmanned prototype of a reusable single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle built by McDonnell Douglas in conjunction with the United States Department of Defense's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) from 1991 to 1993.
Michael Francis Flynn (born 1947) is an American statistician and science fiction author.
Military simulations, also known informally as war games, are simulations in which theories of warfare can be tested and refined without the need for actual hostilities.
The National War College (NWC) of the United States is a school in the National Defense University.
Nebula Award Showcase is a series of annual science fiction and fantasy anthologies collecting the stories that have won or been nominated for the Nebula Award, awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), a nonprofit association of professional science fiction and fantasy writers founded in 1965 by Damon Knight as the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Newton Leroy Gingrich (né McPherson; born June 17, 1943) is an American politician and author, born in Pennsylvania, later representing Georgia in Congress, and ultimately serving as 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.
The Nolan Chart is a political spectrum diagram created by David Nolan in 1969.
Norman Richard Spinrad (born September 15, 1940) is an American science fiction author, essayist, and critic.
Oath of Fealty is a 1981 novel by American writer Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, published originally by Phantasia Press, then by Timescape Books, with numerous reprints.
A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated to PC or P.C.) is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.
Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior.
The Pournelle chart, developed by Jerry Pournelle in his 1963 political science Ph.D. dissertation, is a two-dimensional coordinate system which can be used to distinguish political ideologies.
The Prometheus Award is an award for libertarian science fiction novels given annually by the Libertarian Futurist Society, which also publishes the quarterly journal Prometheus.
Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.
Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer.
The Robert A. Heinlein Award was established by the Heinlein Society in 2003 "for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space." It is named for prolific science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein and is administered by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
Rockwell International was a major American manufacturing conglomerate in the latter half of the 20th century, involved in aircraft, the space industry, both defense-oriented and commercial electronics, automotive and truck components, printing presses, valves and meters, and industrial automation.
Roland James Green (born September 2, 1944) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and editor.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Russell Amos Kirk (October 19, 1918 – April 29, 1994) was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, and literary critic, known for his influence on 20th-century American conservatism.
Stephen Michael Stirling (born September 30, 1953) is a French-born Canadian-American science-fiction and fantasy author.
Samuel William Yorty (October 1, 1909 – June 5, 1998) was an American politician from Los Angeles, California.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, or SFWA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of professional science fiction and fantasy writers.
The is a Japanese speculative fiction award for the best science fiction works and achievements during the preceding year.
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States.
Space Viking is a science fiction novel by American writer H. Beam Piper, set in his Terro-Human future history.
The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota.
Starship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by U.S. writer Robert A. Heinlein.
Starswarm is a 1998 science fiction novel by Jerry Pournelle.
The State of the Union Address is an annual message presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, except in the first year of a new president's term.
Stefan Thomas Possony (March 15, 1913 – April 26, 1995) was an Austrian-born US economist and military strategist and a Senior Fellow and director of International Studies at the Hoover Institution.
Steven Barnes (born March 1, 1952) is an American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and.
The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was a proposed missile defense system intended to protect the United States from attack by ballistic strategic nuclear weapons (intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles).
The Strategy of Technology doctrine involves a country using its advantage in technology to create and deploy weapons of sufficient power and numbers so as to overawe or beggar its opponents, forcing them to spend their limited resources on developing hi-tech countermeasures and straining their economy.
Studio City is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California, in the San Fernando Valley.
Survivalism is a primarily American movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who are actively preparing for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international.
Frederick Theodore "Ted" Rall III (born August 26, 1963) is an American columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author.
The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) headquartered in El Segundo, California.
The Burning City is a fantasy novel of social and political allegory by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
The Gripping Hand is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, published in 1993.
The Legacy of Heorot is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes, first published in 1987.
The Mote in God's Eye is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, first published in 1974.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.
The Prince is a science fiction compilation by Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling.
This Week in Tech–casually referred to as TWiT, and briefly known as Revenge of the Screen Savers–is the weekly flagship podcast and namesake of the TWiT.tv network.
The TRS-80 Micro Computer System (TRS-80, later renamed the Model I to distinguish it from successors) is a desktop microcomputer launched in 1977 and sold by Tandy Corporation through their Radio Shack stores.
The United States Air Force Academy (also known as USAFA, the Air Force Academy, or the Academy), is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy or simply The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York, in Orange County.
The University of Washington (commonly referred to as UW, simply Washington, or informally U-Dub) is a public research university in Seattle, Washington.
In the computer industry, vaporware (alt. vapourware) is a product, typically computer hardware or software, that is announced to the general public but is never actually manufactured nor officially cancelled.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
A word processor is a computer program or device that provides for input, editing, formatting and output of text, often plus other features.
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