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: 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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She discovers that as well as a lot of unchecked smuggling, there is something else very str Honor Harrington is a smart and feisty Commander in the Royal Manticoran Navy. Having grown used to the backwater dumping ground stwtion of Basilisk, the Junction and planetary mission staff are delighted to realize they now have a competent daid dedicated officer to partner with. All basilism are my own. Other books in the series. View all 17 comments. Select the format you would like to download: Weber does have a dedication to the former at the start of the book.

The Honor of the Queen. There’s nothing about her which implies Weber thought sex appeal would be important, and good god that should not be so etation in SF. Her crew resent her, the senior statio on the station takes off as soon as she gets there, leaving her in command.

I do intend to read at least the third book in this series I believe it is called “A Storm of Meetings” to see if the improvement continues. View all 15 comments. I basiljsk the first two out of order and the second, “Honor of The Queen” is a better book in my opinion. In short, this is too big and complex an issue to serve as mere setting, and while I can accept portraying the narrow perspective of the Manticoran navy, which understandably is focused on solving a crisis not of its making, I would have liked more evidence that the author had thought hard about the implications of Manticore’s presence on that planet in the first place or the limits of that colonialist perspective.

When Honor Harrington became a Captain in the Royal Manticorian Navy, she never imagined her first statkon would turn out like this! I do wish Goodreads allowed more granularity, because I’d peg this as a 3. After initial success in the opening rounds of fleet war gamesFearless suffers defeat after defeat as opposing officers correctly determine the safest way to deal with the light cruiser’s refitted weapons is to deny her the chance to use them.


However, when Hauptman threatens Honor and her familyher first webeer, Alistair McKeoncomes to her defense, pointing out the Cartel’s indirect involvement in illegal activities on Medusa, and threatening to drag Hauptman before a court for collusion in treason.

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Add to that the number of non Sci-fi books I want to read and well, I am beginning to realise I don’t have that much statiom available. University of Washington University Bookstore.

Except for that random space travel history infodump in the building climax, which really should have just gone in the Appendix. I listened to the audio book version of this book.

The characters are cardboard cutouts of The Good: I must give Weber credit. Admiral Amos Parnell retorts that the fleet is required to hold on to recently acquired star systems, and blames the bleak economic situation on the increases in the Basic Living Stipend instead. Manticore controls it and profits from it. But strangely it really is just her that doesn’t fit the unisex mold.

Weber’s supporting cast is life-like as well. Also, those who like me love the idea of sentient cats the treecats will really enjoy meeting Nimitz! The things that do occur in the second half are interesting, yet overwritten.

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Weber explains this by that vague anti-aging drugs or process that works it’s way into every other SF novel. There were times in this book where my mind wandered off and I had to grab it and drag it back to the subject at hand. And it doesn’t suck!

This is stated to be P. And her white cap. I also saw the Peck movie.

This has made me frightened to read the Sharpe novels. She brushes her shoulders and sets to work with tons of misfits and maladjusted crewmembers and whips the Bad News Bears into shape.


Being an equalitarian feminist myself, that’s music to my ears! Moving southwards towards Erewhon is rejected as too dangerous as the Solarian League could see it as a threat. That’s a technical term we engineers use. Lists with This Book.

This series opener is one that’s been on my radar for a long time, and I’m delighted to have finally read it! Promoted twice to Captain of the List, Honor is disappointed when the light cruiser is retired from service, but instead, she davie given command of a newly constructed Star Knight -class heavy cruiserre-christened as the new Fearless. The last few chapters, the major space battle, were thrilling. Honor plays several roles throughout the story, including pilot, teacher, ambassador, and diplomat, and every one of them brings out a different side to her.

Fortunately, she is more than up to the task! Honor is a perfectly endearing heroine. I am happy to report that the tension does mount as the narrative proceeds, and there is an abundance of asskickery in the last pages of the book.

Though I wonder what it says about me that I stopped reading to double-check some figures for fun — if webwr A is accelerating at g and ship B follows at g from xxx million Km, how long will intercept take and where will they be?

On Basilisk Station introduces her as a newly minted starship captain, assigned to her bsailisk small-ish ship called HMS Fearless. Contents [ show ]. It’s a pretty simple take, but the adventure is well thought-out and we’re given the full run from misfits to supreme lords of this backwater system. The drug, mehokahas a place in Medusan religion for its hallucinogenic properties, but can also be used to incite them to furious violence.

Honor Harrington 1 Now-April. It gets four davjd not for being a brilliant piece of writing, but for taking a firm grip on my heart.