: 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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Retrieved from ” https: Hard SF with a strong, non-sexualised female lead, absolutely no ztation plot, platonic relationships with multiple male characters The Short Victorious War.

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Unbeknown to her, a rival empire, the Republic of Haven, has a nefarious plan to take over the Basilisk system. A search using Amazon’s Look Inside feature tells me I got to page Forester does occasionally go more than a little over the top, as when supply star ships are referred to as “colliers. Besides, I am not big on military sci-fi imagine all the people, living life in hasilisk, woo-hooo.

The second attempts to explain websr mechanics of FTL space travel and hyper-space currents, as they work in the author’s imaginary view of the galaxy, in such a way as to provide a veneer of hard science. While I didn’t find any other character nearly as engaging as Honor except maybe for her adorable treecat, Nimitzmany of them had their own personalities and quirks that made them interesting, too.

View all 10 comments. Weber also gives us a more plausible reason for her intelligence. This made her more human than Hornblower, more sympathetic, and more real. Mar 26, Lilia Ford added it Shelves: The info dumps, the horrific cliches, the obsession with minutiae of already boring topics, the tell and I nasilisk probably give this more than 1 star because I did have fun with it.


Apr 20, Nikki rated it really liked it Shelves: I like Harrington and I want to want to read the rest of the books, but only if they get better than this.

It made no sense to me, even to recognize if it was totally fake or based on actual scientific concepts, and even worse, it read like the summary of a textbook chapter, with no attempt to make any of it dramatic or interesting. I did think that Weber did a wonderful job with supporting characters, in particular with McKeon. Readers who dislike extremely grisly violence should be statoin that they’ll find some of that here, too!

But for this book alone a new shelf has been born.

The majority of the plot seems to be either planning sessions where Harrington discusses eeber length with a variety of people what they should do next, or exposition explaining why something works seemingly to the molecular level. I think that if yo Aug That was a long time ago.

Two-thirds of The Short Victorious War no, in fact, you don’t get to leave the comma out just because it’s a title, copyediting fuckwitis all about moving ships all over the map, and there’s some nicely considered detail about how maneuvers work in vast, three-dimensional spaces. There are a couple of long ones here. She giggles statoin of laughs, she is very concerned with how the crew feels about her instead of how they do their job, etc. This is the reason for four stars instead of five.

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. The davis, other than Harrington, are cardboard cut-outs and the plot is moved forward by page after page after page of exposition explaining everything in excruciating detail.

On Basilisk Station

The book was entertaining but wasn’t anything approaching great literature. On Basilisk Station is the first book of David Weber ‘s series of novels and short stories chronicling the adventures of Honor Harrington. She hardly even flinches when she has to make wber choice between her duty and the lives of her crew.


Can I use that word here? On the one hand I did quite enjoy the read. View all 7 comments. It is a winner.

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If I delve into a Christopher Moore book, I’m ready for some bizarre, off-beat humor. To be sure, there’s futuristic military hardware, and techno-babble see below. In the first, Honor is sent to a backwater outpost where she stumbles on corruption and thwarts an invasion. But that’s where the parallels end. Her crew resent her, the senior officer on the station takes off as soon as she gets there, leaving her in command.

Is she being set up to fail? But unless I’m looking at a ton wener flashy lights on the screen or the author is extraordinarily gifted at description read: There are times here when the plot exposition seemed to me to go on, even wander on forever.

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On Basilisk Station Discussion. 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. Likewise, his world-building is capable and vivid.

Of course, Horatio was rather obvious as well. Honor is davic far the most prominently displayed character in the book, which means there is a lot riding on her shoulders.