On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington Book 1) and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible audiobook. Having made a superior look a fool, Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin. Her demoralized crew blames her for. Editorial Reviews. Review. On Basilisk Station (or “HH1” as it’s known to the On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington Book 1) – Kindle edition by David Weber. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or .

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The story follows Honor and her crew as they deal with the responsibilities of their assignment. There is a whiff of unfortunate colonialism to the book and a one-sided massacre of drug-crazed aboriginal sentients that is made necessary by the plot but is nonetheless flatly impossible to portray in any kind of savory lightand a sense in several scenes that Weber has his infodumps and revelations a little out of order.

Manticore reinforces the system in time to greet the “visiting” Havenite task forcewhich leaves after a suitable interval to inform Haven harington the failure. Weber introduces us to a rather large cast, but he fails to give each personality an individual stamp.

I’ve been told that Weber is cat-owned. When he does hostilities end and he finds himself beached for a while with a reduction in grade. After all, that’s the least any gentleman can do for a lady like Honor! As it is free, if you are a military SF fan, I urge you to give it a shot.

The most egregious comes near the very end, when the climactic space battle which is quite tense and harrowing is put on hold for a multi-page lecture on the functions, history, and inventors of each method of FTL travel.

View all 10 comments. It follows the long tradition of Military Competence Porn, where meritocracy is faced with the evils of privilege and overconfidence.

But that’s where the parallels end. Personally I found it intrinsic to the story line in the end, as it explained the limitations as to statin could happen in certain situations harrintgon spoiler intended. I listened to the audio book version of this book. Jayne’s Fighting Ships of the Galaxy. It was most enjoyable to witness the transformation of the crew of the Fearless as they slowly embrace their Captain and her no-nonsense attitude, becoming themselves every bit as proficient as her in the discharge of their duties with a few exceptions, but that is life.


By her staunch enforcement of the anti-smuggling laws, Honor makes an enemy of Klaus Hauptmanhead of the powerful Hauptman Cartel. The Honor of harrintton Queen. Why was the situation bad because of the liberals and progressives? On Basilisk Station 1 6 Sep 19, These paragraphs are meaningless infodumps.

The Star Kingdom of Manticore is gearing up for a likely war with Haven. And finally decides to throw out preconceptions. Books by David Weber. There is a female doctor that Honor can’t get along with, but there is also Dame Estelle who Honor does get along with.

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There is just so much explaining going on. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Please login or sign up for a new account. 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.

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List of Honorverse characters. Weber does have a baeilisk to the former at the start of the book. The Silesian Confederate Navy. Select the format you would like to download: It means ‘Wild-Assed Guess’. Ships of the Fleet Calendars.

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That’s not to say it’s an unflawed debut. I am actually very well read in sci-fi to the detriment of being generally well read but nobody can read everything, even some popular titles are often overlooked. So will I continue in this universe, I think the answer is a resounding but qualified yes.


Though its Science Fiction, it fits into a sub-genre of Military Science Fiction where the focus is more on military engagements, thus there is enough science in the fiction to answer questions that arise from the reading without provoking a physics debate, and shows the military life of this setting while developing a solid character one enjoys watching grow.

There are a few paragraphs that aren’t lavishing praise on Honor or showing how evil her enemies are. Of course, Horatio was rather obvious as well.

As if having to contend with a crew that resents her and a local government that om her wasn’t bad enough, Honor soon begins to suspect that a far greater threat endangers everyone under her protection. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat The book was entertaining but wasn’t anything approaching great literature. The ending is satisfying, with no annoying and artificial cliffhangers to cajole you into buying the next book, but trust me: All the major bassilisk have their origins in Old Earth.

I love this HARD science space opera. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship’s humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.

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But for this book alone a new shelf has been born. The gender parity in this novel is admirable, especially considering that it was written more than twenty years ago. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Honor Among Enemies Honor Harrington 6. Personally I found it intrinsic Well this was my first dip into the “Honorverse” and I really enjoyed it.

It’s not that great. Weber is far more in love with his techobabble, military strategy, and political history than he is with his characters.

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