: 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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To me it “usually” added little to the story. I didn’t really like it. There are a few paragraphs that aren’t lavishing praise on Honor or showing how evil her enemies are.

Women are portrayed in every rank and sector of Manticoran society, and every level of the military from the enlisted to the high command. In short, this is too big and complex an issue to serve as mere setting, and while I can accept portraying the narrow perspective of the Manticoran navy, which understandably is focused on solving a crisis not of its making, I would have liked more evidence that the author had thought hard about the implications of Manticore’s presence on that planet in basiliwk first place or the limits of that colonialist perspective.

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

From then on, she’s the bestest captain ever. And her white cap. This was my first David Weber novel and my introduction to Honor Harrington. The characters are very well portrayed, at times battling their own consciences and some of them do grow within the story, changing to the events that take place. This space opera is lots of fun.


Unbeknown to her, a rival empire, the Republic of Haven, has a nefarious plan to take statin the Basilisk system. They’ve made her mad. This is David Weber’s first of a series effort with Honor Harrington in a futuristic military yarn.

The Havenite Republican Navy. Nov 26, Phrynne rated it really liked it Shelves: Mass Market Paperbackpages.

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The Shadow of Saganami. I liked Honor Harrington and found it made for comfortable reading to have a reliable main character for once.

What Else To Read? On the CD, it said that these books were free and that it was desired they be distributed legally without any cost, as the book itself was more important than the profit. It follows the long tradition of Military Competence Porn, where meritocracy is faced with the evils of privilege and overconfidence.

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The story keeps its head out of the sand by revealing the intricate balance of economic, diplomatic, and personal factors behind all the space opera. No, she’s not perfect she’s got a temper, that she davidd has to fight to control! I wouldn’t go so far as to call it sentimental or jingoistic, but it was intent on portraying a highly dedicated officer in an almost totally uncritical light. Weber feeds us a LOT of information in this first book. Jayne’s Fighting Ships of the Galaxy. The first one explains Manticore’s political system, and at least has the merit of being interesting in its own right.


That has its interest and I did appreciate the insight into how officers think about their assignments and how to run a ship. My Goodreads friend Roger back inbefore Goodreads existed! View all 25 comments. 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 If the rest of this novel had been as good as the oh third I would probably have given it a 5 star rating.

A spoiled senior officer shifts the blame for her own failures onto Honor. At first, the crew sees Honor as cold and aloof, and she often comes across that way.

On Basilisk Station by David Weber

I enjoy On Basilisk Station in spite of a rough start and some dull politics. It was like going from a bad Adam Sandler movie to Resident Evil with no transition. Sgation opinions are my own. The introduction of aboriginal species seems to be more of a teaser than a colossal breakthrough discovery.