: On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington) (): David Weber: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. On Basilisk Station (or “HH1” as it’s known to the faithful) is the first installment in David Weber’s cult hit Honor. : On Basilisk Station: Honor Harrington, Book 1 (Audible Audio Edition): David Weber, Allyson Johnson, Audible Studios: Books.

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They’ve made her mad! All the good characters love and admire her, and all the bad characters hate her fo Supposedly CS Forster set in space, this novel is more Mercedes Lackey. Please help to improve basiisk article by introducing more precise citations. I did not need be informed in every single time Honor stroke her cat’s various body parts.

This is “hard sci-fi,” which I don’t usually read and this book helped me remember why. Bqsilisk People’s Republic of Haven finds that its economy is increasingly strained due to its welfare state and massive military budget, thus forcing their leaders to end their standoff with Manticore by any means necessary. He sets up an entire galactic civilization which is very similar to that of our world in the 18th century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

BUT you get two good books and characters that can both be read and enjoyed, Hornblower and Honor, that’s always a good thing. I found this one thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable, although maybe a little on the long side. Jun 17, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: Taking his heavy cruiser Warlock off to Manticore for a “desperately needed” refit, Young leaves Honor and Fearless as the sole RMN unit responsible for the Basilisk System ‘s security.

Well this was my first dip into the “Honorverse” and I really enjoyed it. The use of HMS as a ship prefix obviously hearkens back favid the UK Navy and the ships in Hornblower and it is the story of a young navel officer starting out and growing. The Silesian Confederate Navy.


SF : On Basilisk Station / David Weber ★★★★½

Because of the language and info-dumps, this was technically a four-and-a-half star read for me, but I rounded up. But for me I was mesmerised.

statioon The latter’s Horatio Hornblower series provides the inspiration for Weber’s series, and the identity of the initials of the respective protagonists is no coincidence. The Royal Manticoran Navy. All opinions are my own. Honor Harrington is smart and determined and a bit dull, like Monica.

Having grown used to the backwater dumping ground circumstances of Basilisk, the Junction and planetary mission staff are delighted to realize they now have a competent and dedicated officer to partner with. Honor and the Fearless are assigned to the worst possible duty in the navy – Basilisk Station – where the Fearless winds up uncovering a plot by the nefarious French. What Harrington discovers is a threat to Manticore that may come from Haven or the big trading companies or both.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So will I continue basiliso this basllisk, I think the answer is a resounding but qualified yes. What a waste of page.

And while Honor may be the star of the book, her crew often helps her to shine. Smart, well-written, well plotted and engaging military science fiction story. And to make matters worse, an empire with far greater power and influence than the Royal Navy is rattling their sabers and looking to take over control of the station. Stirling David Weber Timothy Zahn.

There are tons of better SF books out there, have people only read this book and not read books like Dune, The Foundation Bxsilisk, Forever War, Hyperion just to name a very small fraction of books that are better than this? But Wever am having great trouble finding any more that is this good.


Despite all of this I did enjoy the book. There is very little of that in the first half of the book. Others left for religious reasons.

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. She’s her own person, not a Hornblower clone, and I did not see the plot as duplicating anything from the earlier series; it’s original.

The People’s Republic of Havenwhich has been slowly strangling gasilisk its own economic policies for over half a century, has set its eyes on the Star Kingdom. For the sake of simplification, this is based on faster-than-light technology and worm-holes. On Basilisk Station is the first book of David Weber ‘s series of novels and short stories chronicling the adventures of Honor Harrington. View all 25 comments.

On Basilisk Station

But every once in a while, a book comes bbasilisk that is not at all what I expected But unless I’m looking at a ton of flashy lights on the screen or the author is extraordinarily gifted at description read: I did not understand the technobabble at all. On Basilisk Station Discussion 11 Jul 16, But the human element, and a rousing tale of human adventure, is the core of the book.

Tales of Honor Vol 1. That has its interest and I did appreciate the insight into how officers think about nasilisk assignments and how to run a ship. One of his most popular and enduring characters is Honor Harrington whose alliterated name David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Executive Officer Alistair McKeon is only memorable because of his tiresome angst throughout favid of the book.