: 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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However, the other half of the plan is the Siriusa Havenite Q-ship disguised as a freighter with the task of signaling the Havenite fleet. Jul 09, Silvana rated it did not like it Shelves: Can Honor and her crew uncover the plot and save Manticore?
Taking his heavy cruiser Warlock off to Manticore statlon a “desperately needed” refit, Young leaves Honor and Fearless as the sole RMN unit responsible for the Basilisk system’s security, a duty almost impossible to perform with a single ship. I did not even have any inclination to know what was what.
So boy read everything else. I also really wasn’t all that caught up in Mr. I have only read one Hornblower novel. Views Read Edit View history. As a result, Honor and her crew aboard the light cruiser Fearless have been banished to Basilisk Station, an unpopular dumping ground for s The first book of the Honor Harrington saga may be light on action, but there’s still plenty of wonder and intrigue to be found On Basilisk Station! The book was entertaining but wasn’t anything approaching davif literature.
I didn’t miss it!
Promoted twice to Captain of the List, Honor is disappointed when the light cruiser is retired from service, but instead, she is given command of a newly constructed Star Knight -class heavy cruiserre-christened as the new Fearless. There are tons of better SF books out there, have people only read this book and not read books like Dune, The Foundation Trilogy, Forever War, Hyperion just to name a very small fraction of books that are better than this?
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After extensive repairs just to get the mauled light cruiser underway, Honor Harrington returns to the Star Kingdom to a hero’s welcome. Please select region, state or province. See 2 questions about On Basilisk Station…. The Government, whose majority is slim, has little choice than to acquiesce and leave Basilisk almost undefended—until Honor Harrington is assigned there. Davie am hoping this improves in future installments and that Honor Harrington will start to feel more real.
Yes, Weber has definitely brought something of the flavor of the earlier novels, set in the life of an ocean-going navy in the Napoleonic Wars, to this tale of a space-faring navy in the far future. I am very torn regarding how I should rate this book. She hardly even flinches when she has to make the choice between her duty and the lives of her crew.
I did have fun bashing the novel, no I won’t read the next in the series, no I won’t recommend this to anyone of any age. I think that if yo Aug Much more favorably impressed by this one than Stattion expected to be.
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And I enjoyed the hard space opera by CJ Cherryh. And they turn this backwater system into something they can be proud of. But given the story’s background situation of an imperialist occupation of a less developed planet, view spoiler [in which the inhabitants are manipulated and then massacred by the thousands hide spoiler ]I needed something a bit more hard-hitting and incisive than a celebration of military professionalism, and a rueful “mistakes were made” awareness.
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There is a cat. The narrative is all about character motivations, politics, and world building.
BR – On Basilisk Station: Honor plays several roles throughout the story, including pilot, teacher, ambassador, and basiliso, and every one of them brings statioj a different side to her. We’re given a new female captain who doesn’t always test well but has incredible instincts, characters who have honest failings and self-awareness, and political machinations from all sides. Even though shorthanded and lacking wwber resources to properly address all the requirements wdber their duty at Basilisk, Fearless and her crew rise to the circumstances.
As to the “technobabble, and over complicated political situation ” complaints, again, I found no such thing. Hornblower starts out as a Midshipman and doesn’t get command for quite a while. Published July 26th by Baen Books first published April And she is a woman, not a girl. I found this one thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable, although maybe a little on the long side. I felt the inclusion of a treecat, while a cool sounding animal, made Honor too special, or meaning of the animal was too obvious.
Being an equalitarian feminist myself, that’s music to my ears! One of his most popular and enduring characters is Honor Harrington whose alliterated name David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and stahion author.
However, some political factions do not believe that the war is inevitable and therefore hinder the Government’s plans, including the necessary reinforcement of Basilisk.
View all 25 comments. I still think the prologue contains too many references to strange names, places, and political situations. I hope to see that here with Honor Harrington.
I should probably give this more than 1 star because I did have fun with it. There is very little of that in the first half weger the book. Weber explains this by that vague anti-aging drugs or process that works it’s way into every other SF novel.