: 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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On Basilisk Station

We could see her thinking her way though the decisions she made. The first Honor Harrington books were terrific! However I am sure there are many readers who found his details fascinating. On Basilisk Station Discussion 11 Jul 16, Plenty of geek techy stuff as well for yous nerds out there, to the point of glaze forming at times: Oddly or maybe not enough the very thing s that caused me to gig the book a star in my rating are probably the same things that will have cause ed others to rat it a full 5.

Saganami Island Tactical Simulator. Honor’s enemies may have her outnumbered, but they certainly don’t have her outmatched! Honor Harrington 1 Now-April.

On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, book 1) by David Weber

Because of the language and info-dumps, this was technically a four-and-a-half star read for me, but I rounded up. Far too much exposition. Despite this, Fearless succeeds in its desperate mission; they manage to lure the Q-ship within range of their secret weapon and destroy it.


The technology in these stories imposes constraints on space naval officers similar to those of wet naval officers two hundred years ago. The business magnate leaves in shame, while Honor and her XO finally begin to connect.

I always try to avoid spoilers before reading a book This is David Weber’s first of a series effort with Honor Harrington in a futuristic military yarn.

I don’t know, and don’t care; and the excursion through it left me slightly glassy-eyed. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. View all 6 comments. But the story is if anything enriched by that, because it means the problems and the enemies are all too in.

Moreover, I’m a long-standing admirer of strong, take-charge, combat-capable heroines, and that definitely describes Honor. BUT there are other conversations, as when Weber uses Honor to show the nonsense in the reasoning of some But what really helps make this a somewhat unique reading experience is that the reader often learns more about Honor by experiencing things vicariously through her shipmates.

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.

The ridges of sharply-defined cheekbones stood out for just an instant, and her nostrils flared. Books by David Weber. Weber’s universe is primarily humanoid.

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We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. Honor often develops intricate plans for many different situations, which gives the story much variety.


Honor Harrington is smart and determined and a bit dull, like Monica. By whipping some of the Medusan nomads into a killing frenzy that will sweep across the planet in a haze of blood, they can sttion legal pretext to swoop in and take control of the system before Manticore can respond, as a preamble to invading Manticore itself.

I did not even have any inclination to know what was what.

The novel examines the interrelationship between a commander and her crew, how loyalty is earned and the sort of personality and decision making that makes aeber great military leader. That has its interest and I did appreciate the insight into how officers think about their assignments and how to run a ship.

On Basilisk Station by David Weber

I loved the interactions between Honor and Estelle or any of the female crew for that matter. Someone who’s charming, but also has a thousand-yard stare that can intimidate anyone in her sights. Strangely, it didn’t bug me here. Honor Harrington is an over-achiever, with some anxiety about what she has to prove As a result, Honor and her crew aboard the light cruiser Fearless have been banished to Basilisk Station, an unpopular dumping ground for screw-ups with no real future in the Sgation Navy.