James Nicoll syndicates Pournelle vs. Williams

Industry luminary James Nicoll has posted on my conversation with Jerry Pournelle. The resultant conversation on his blog covered many topics, including SDI, but was in sharp contrast to the one on mine in that:

(a) people were civil to each other

(b) no one sought to argue from authority: e.g., Pournelle was there when SDI was invented, how dare you question him, or I’m an expert in military history, so what I say should be taken as gospel, etc., etc.

(c) there was no chest-thumping from partisans during the blog discussion about how much Pournelle and his friends were owning me/kicking my ass/destroying me/taking me apart/taking me to the cleaners.

(d) people seem to be alert to this thing called nuance.

Conversation is here.

And I’m in a bit of a mood this morning, so will probably just delete any comment that falls into the above categories while Spartacus laughs like the maniac he is.  You said it already, guys, so save your breath.

Use your energy instead to buy BURNING SKIES at Amazon and other fine bookstores.

4 Responses to “James Nicoll syndicates Pournelle vs. Williams”

  1. TechnoDestructo Says:

    pournelle’s irrelevant. the writer of pulp fantasy-fiction who thinks he’s such an expert. this is the guy who said he agrees with most of what Rush Limbaugh says, so keep in mind where he’s coming from. ’nuff said.

  2. meesh Says:

    oh hi spartacus!

  3. John C Says:

    Is this a Rain trick?

  4. Melinda Says:

    You’re being syndicated all over!