: 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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What Else To Read? This does result in the space battles being the crux of the book, the movements required, the advantages and disadvantages that the navy have to overcome.

Oct 29, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Why am I telling you this? It is a winner.

View davod 7 comments. You also have Young, a male officer who is worthless. Weber even avoids the trap have having Honor be too perfect, as she occasionally makes mistakes and lets her pride and emotions cloud her judgment.

May 17, Andy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Shadow of Saganami.

On Basilisk Station

Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship’s humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station. View all 17 comments. The floating city of Kesh rests above the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. House of Shadows Companion. Please login or sign up for a new account.



As for the ever present treecat Nimitz, I thought he was going to claw the ass off some men of low moral fibre but this does not happen; hopefully, he will have more to do in later books in the series. Haven, intent on conquering Medusa for their own, have arranged for a coup de main against Basilisk. On Basilisk Station is a science fiction novel by American writer David Weber[1] first published in Tales of Honor 4. Weber also shows some courage in his willingness to kill-off key characters for the sake of the plot.

This article has multiple issues. February 12 14 Mar 13, Mass Market Paperbackpages. Weber’s supporting cast is life-like as well. Past tense, third person, POV varies Recommended for: Too many info dumps sometimes ended with bsailisk points between scenes. I felt one was okay, and other was: I didn’t really like it.

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

But through the proper attention to duty, Honor and the Manticoran planetary personnel stumble over pieces of the plan. It goes without saying that I enjoyed Nimitz. The second attempts to explain the mechanics of FTL space travel and hyper-space currents, as they work in the author’s imaginary view of the galaxy, in such a way as to provide a veneer of hard science.


This is the reason for four stars instead of five. 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! Fearless’s investigations reveal that humans have been synthesizing it on the planet for distribution to the nomadic members of the species.

Not only do we have a female protagonist; women in Manticore which currently happens to have a ruling Queen enjoy full role equality with men, can occupy positions of power, and serve in the space navy on an equal footing with males.

Weber also has an excellent grasp of the sheer grinding time involved in space battles, and a surprisingly light touch in showing the nature of war from every level of military experience.

And I enjoyed the hard space opera by CJ Cherryh.