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ePub Honor Harrington on Basilisk Station download
Author:
David Weber
ISBN13:
978-1555940140
ISBN:
1555940145
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Publisher:
Baen Books (April 1, 1993)
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Science Fiction
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Rating:
4.7
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This is a work of fiction. Title: Honor Harrington on Basilisk Station. The fluffy ball of fur in Honor Harrington's lap stirred and put forth a round, prick-eared head as the steady pulse of the shuttle's thrusters died.

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. A delicate mouth of needle-sharp fangs yawned, and then the treecat turned its head to regard her with wide, grass-green eyes.

The first book deals with Honor being sent to Basilisk Station, an out-of-the-way Manticoran outpost where the Navy sends its rejects. However, Captain Harrington is nothing if not determined and efficient, and promptly sets about carrying out her duty while a conspiracy is brewing to rid the sector of Manticoran presence. Somehow I have missed out on the Honor Harrington series for the last 25 years, learning of it only after adopting a motorcycle named Nimitz. What a thrill it is to discover a whole universe of stories fully forrmed and ready for me to dive into at maximum military acceleration!

On Basilisk Station book.

On Basilisk Station book. Parliament Honor Harrington in trouble: Having made him look the fool, she's been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her. Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship's humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station. The aborigines of the system's only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.

Having made him look a fool, she's been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her. The aborigines of the system's only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens

The Honorverse refers to the military science fiction book series, its two sub-series, two prequel series, and anthologies created by David Weber and published by Baen Books.

The Honorverse refers to the military science fiction book series, its two sub-series, two prequel series, and anthologies created by David Weber and published by Baen Books. They are centered on the space navy career of the principal protagonist Honor Harrington. The books have made The New York Times Best Seller list. The series follows Honor Harrington, military heroine and later, influential politician, during a time of extreme interstellar change and tension

On Basilisk Station by David Weber. This is a work of fiction.

On Basilisk Station by David Weber. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. A Baen Books Original. Baen Publishing Enterprises . Box 1403 Riverdale, NY 10471. Cover art by David Mattingly. First hardcover printing, March 1999. Distributed by Simon & Schuster 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020.

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David Mark Weber (born in Cleveland, Ohio on Earth in 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and the creator of the Honorverse. In online discussions of his works, Weber is sometimes referred to as MWW for Mad Wizard Weber, or RFC for runsforcelery, the latter being David's user ID on the Forums hosted on his own web site. In college, he studied History, Politics, English Literature, Comparing Religious Studies and Sociology.

  • While admittedly it takes a little while to get going and the author does, from time to time, understandably detail at length certain aspects of the universe (more than I would like), I was reminded of a more engaging, and less cumbersome, sci-fi take on Patrick O'Brian's excellent Master and Commander series.

    The first book deals with Honor being sent to Basilisk Station, an out-of-the-way Manticoran outpost where the Navy sends its rejects. However, Captain Harrington is nothing if not determined and efficient, and promptly sets about carrying out her duty while a conspiracy is brewing to rid the sector of Manticoran presence. The book thus sets up a thrilling web of suspense, intrigue, and speculation, as Honor realizes the gravity of their situation and we see her mind spinning into action, devising plans and counterplans. However, not only is she short on resources, severely limiting her options, but she also has to deal with a crew that blames their Captain for their troubles and, consequently, has little regard for her, at least at first.

    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). I was sad to see her Exec-turned-Captain, Mr. McKeon, go at the end of the book, as he experienced the most development as a character, and I always thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to his exchanges with Honor. I can only hope this is not the last we've seen of him.

    Considering you can get this book for free on Amazon's Kindle Store right now, there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't pick it up and give it a read. I'm certainly looking forward to Book #2. See you there!

  • Somehow I have missed out on the Honor Harrington series for the last 25 years, learning of it only after adopting a motorcycle named Nimitz. What a thrill it is to discover a whole universe of stories fully forrmed and ready for me to dive into at maximum military acceleration!

    Do not read Basilisk Station unless you are ready to be completely hooked. While Honor Harrington's cold exterior keeps even the reader from fully getting to know her, we grow to respect her the same way her crew does. Meanwhile, missiles fire, lasers flash, and no fewer than three FTL technologies create some of the most thoughtful space navy battles I have read in years. Strategy and tactics win over sheer firepower, but we are on the edges of our seats until thee very end of the book.

    The ending is satisfying, with no annoying and artificial cliffhangers to cajole you into buying the next book, but trust me: you will want to anyway!

  • Great series. 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. The comparisons to the Hornblower Imperial era novels isn't misplaced, if you don't find colonialism capital ship military stories to your liking then this series won't be your thing either. It has modest world building behind it that provides one with details where necessary, but avoids careening off into side topics about fashion accessories and their history, hair styles, etc. Some may find feel that leaves the setting too sparsely detailed but personally I found it refreshing as Weber kept the book on topic with character and events and while not on the scale of Game of Thrones, there is enough political intrigue present to keep one's curiosity going for the series.

    While there are several books in the series, I wouldn't call them a space opera/epic, or giving one deeper concepts to ponder like the Culture novels do. I consider these "light" reading due to these qualities, the characterization is meaty enough using a lead character who lives up to her name and is a solid strong military leader who deserves the respect she gets from her peers due to her deeds and character rather than demanding it.

  • This has to be one of the best, well-plotted and most enjoyable books I have read in a while. Honor Harrington is one tough, steely-eyed Captain who is stubborn enough not to let an assignment to Basilisk Station - where all the stuff-ups in the Manticoran Navy go - get the better of her. She sets about using her formidable talents to not only begin custom searches of ships going in system - something the Manticoran Navy should have been doing for years. In the process she manages to not only annoy certain political elements back home but she ticks off the influental Hauptman Cartel, nurmorous freighter captains - many of whom are smuggling - as well as the Haven government who are bent on annexing Madusa for themselves. I totally enjoyed Weber's writing style as he incorporates seamlessly elements such as great character development, hard science, action, political drama, intrigue and humour to produce a novel that is not only entertaining but shows a well-developed universe that readers quite easily find themselves engrossed in. It has to be said that Honor Harrington is on my favourite character list and I highly recommend this book to fans of the sci-fi genre.