: 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, and indeed the entire Honor Harrington series by David Weber, never fails to make me thrill with wonder and delight as I.
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View all 6 comments. Honor Harrington has been described as Horatio Hornblower in space. Anyway, On Basilisk Station is the first book of this Honorverse series. And maybe one or two others. I didn’t even read the “Appendix on Time” after the book. The energy loss dropped slightly with each “higher” hyper band, but its presence remained a constant, and for over five standard centuries, all hyper ships had relied on reaction drives.
However, even though I was initially disappointed when I realized Honor wasn’t going to be whipping out a laser rifle anytime soon, I found myself more and more enthralled by the world David Weber has created in this series.
However, I really don’t think there are a dxvid number of crossed ideas. As to the “technobabble, and over complicated political situation ” complaints, again, I found no such thing.
This extraterrestrial life is far from human however, three legged creatures and telepathic cats for example. Weber explains this by that vague anti-aging drugs or process that works it’s way into every other SF novel. The plan Haven has weebr begins with whipping the low-tech native aliens into a killing davld that would sweep across the planet Medusa in a haze of blood, which will provide the pretext Haven desires to swoop in and take control of the system before Manticore can respond.
It was a tiny hesitation, no more than a second in length 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. As it is free, if you are a military SF fan, I urge you to give it a shot.
But unless I’m looking at a ton of flashy lights on the screen or the author is extraordinarily gifted at description read: All opinions are my own.
On Basilisk Station
Executive Officer Alistair McKeon is only memorable because of his tiresome angst throughout most of the book. I think Weber’s worldbuilding really shines: Boy asks himself if he’s been entirely fair to said Mil-SF titles so summarily dismissed. Also, the lack of action throughout most of the book may be off-putting to some, although in fairness, Weber makes up for this in the last quarter of the novel, when the action is pretty much non-stop and climaxes into one of the most exciting sequences I’ve ever read!
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.
On Basilisk Station – Buddy Read: It was clipped short to accommodate vac helmets and bouts of zero-gee, and if its two-centimeter strands had a stubborn tendency to curl, it was neither blond, nor red, nor even black, just a highly practical, completely unspectacular dark brown. That is all very well, and the narrative is mostly a pretty good read, but surely most military sci-fi fans want to see some villains preferably aliens have their backsides kicked.
Instead I donated to the site. Weber’s universe is primarily humanoid. Weber is far more in love with his techobabble, military strategy, and political history than he is with his characters.
On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1) by David Weber
This space opera is lots of fun. Refresh and try again. The characters, 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.
But my main complaint is that she used a high-pitched lilting voice for Honor. When he does hostilities end and he finds himself beached basiilisk a while with a reduction in grade.
Remember me not recommended for public devices. There are many faults with On Basilisk Station.
On Basilisk Station by David Weber
I must give Weber credit. Possession of Basilisk and its wormhole terminus would give Haven a strategic advantage over the Star Kingdom. Weber does have a dedication to the former at the start of the book. Moving southwards towards Erewhon is rejected as too dangerous as the Solarian League could see it as a threat. I think that if you’ve spent any time in the military, you’ll appreciate these books more.
I enjoy On Basilisk Station in spite of a rough start and some dull politics.
I rad the first two davvid of order and the second, “Honor of The Queen” is a better book in my opinion. Very few chapters are the same, as Honor’s approach differs from case to case. Parliament isn’t sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called “Republic” of Haven is Up To Something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn’t work to police the entire star system.
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My Goodreads friend Roger back inbefore Goodreads existed! The soporific and often incomprehensible descriptions of defense tactics, ship construction, and long-warring government factions made me incapable of appreciating the rare moments of plot development. It is the first book in the Honor Harrington series, of which I believe there are now 14 books, plus several books in spin-off series and anthologies.
Mass Market Paperbackpages. Much more favorably impressed by this one than I expected to be. It can be very entertaining laughing at everything that goes wrong deber a book. Haven, intent on conquering Medusa for their own, have arranged for a coup de main against Basilisk.
What I really liked about this book was Honor’s interactions with other women.