: 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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That was bad enough, but the book is very immersed in what I’ll call “naval culture,” the mindset of military officers. There’s nothing about her which implies Weber thought sex appeal would be important, and good god that should basjlisk be so refreshing in SF.
Unfortunately, my version of the book did no such thing, leaving me flailing in confusion for every scene change. Trivia About On Basilisk Stati A fairly long series of a dozen books or so – not counting all the daivd – it’s one of the most well written, I’ve had the pleasure to read. Someone has been supplying the natives with mind-altering drugs and weapons in an attempt to inspire a revolt against the officers of Basilisk Station.
So value webrr money is not a problem, as for the time investment, read on!
Much of the first half of the book is dedicated to revealing how Honor and her crew fix everything that is broken on Basilisk Station, and it is truly fascinating to experience.
Sci-fi can be technical, it just depends if you are into that or not.
Please help rewrite it to explain the fiction more clearly and provide non-fictional perspective. Also, the setting is interesting and very detailed.
On Basilisk Station
Trevor’s Star and Basilisk. Because of the language and info-dumps, this was technically a four-and-a-half star read for me, but I rounded up. But that’s mostly because my impression is that much of that sub-genre concentrates heavily on futuristic military hardware, to the neglect of the human element and I think the human element is what good literature is all about.
Weber’s universe websr primarily humanoid. Look at the statoin to the book.
I also understand people who think Honor is a bit of a “Mary Sue”, a bit too perfect. Honor’s Manticore is a kingdom with an aristocracy and a political system reminiscent of Regency England the author actually provides a plausible historical explanation for this!
Although I’m a science fiction fan, I’m not generally attracted to military SF, which of course this is. Much like the best of historical military novels, we get to see a young officer grow into her command think Sharpe or Hornblower.
Guide On Basilisk Station. But that’s not a problem here. I love up-front advertising. Within a few paragraphs of meeting her we’re told she has a psychic connection with her alien cat, is beautiful and looks far younger than her age, graduated top davod her class and is oh so much more sensible than any of her commanding officers. Honor is stronger because of her home planet, so her strength and treecat are not unusual for where she comes from. I kid but only a little. Despite all of this I did enjoy the book.
The ground force of Medusans is easily dealt with by Fearless ‘ s complement of Marines.
It was like going from a bad Adam Sandler movie to Resident Evil with no transition. A raid on this drug lab also reveals the presence of further contamination: Since space operas often bqsilisk epic battles, I was all geared up for plenty of action. And she statoon a woman, not a girl. I need another Great military series. Three and a half stars rounded up to four. To be sure, there’s fut This series opener is one that’s been on my radar davod a long time, and I’m delighted to have finally read it!
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. Hard SF with a strong, non-sexualised female lead, absolutely no romantic plot, platonic relationships with multiple male characters The only time I had any thought of boredom was whenever the Marines were discussing and planning.
The Honorversea long running popular military sci-fi series that I have never read until now. Basulisk course, Horatio was rather obvious as well.
On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1) by David Weber
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The info dumps, the horrific cliches, the obsession with minutiae of already boring topics, the tell and not show style of writing and finally at the end, after a whole book of nothing happening we get some seriously gory scenes.
Honor Harrington 1 Now-April 11 64 Jun 10, View all 3 comments. 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.
Weber’s care to be sure we saw that his science was at least based in solid theory. Unbeknownst to Manticore, The Republic of Haven, which hopes to better its economy by conquering resource-wealthy planets, plans to invade Manticore by way of the wormhole junction terminus at Basilisk Station.
Here, Weber does for women exactly what he did for the male characters. We meet a lot of great people in this book, people who we will see again, people we will grow to care for