On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington Book 1) and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible audiobook. Having made a superior look a fool, Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin. Her demoralized crew blames her for. Editorial Reviews. Review. On Basilisk Station (or “HH1” as it’s known to the On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington Book 1) – Kindle edition by David Weber. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or .

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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. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat After some battle simulations, the Fearless crew is assigned to the titular Basilisk Statiob, in a backwater of the unfashionable end of the Star Kingdom of Manticore to help with the picket duty.

Yes, “On Basilisk Station” was not at all what I expected it to be Hlnor, 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 hagrington series.

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Take some of the politics from Dune, add a dash of Star Trek and flavor with WW II scouting and battles, and you’ve got an idea of how the plot plays out. Readers who dislike extremely grisly violence should be warned that they’ll find some of that here, too! View all 32 comments. Honor is stronger because of her home planet, so her strength and treecat are not unusual for where she comes from.


But Weber makes it more. I can only hope this is not the last we’ve seen of him. There were times when I felt Weber dedicated an excruciating amount of time explaining the science behind much of his world.

On Basilisk Station

But that’s where the parallels end. Read more Read less. The drug, mehokahas a harrongton in Medusan religion for its hallucinogenic properties, but can also be used to incite them to furious violence.

I was horrible at the one required “physics for poets” class I took in college, and the book contained pages and pages of exposition about the physics of sp Interesting read.

And it doesn’t suck!

Harrington’s assignment is basically boring smuggler control. A comic adaptation of On Basilisk Station was released instarting with a first book of the same name.

Still a very good book and a fast read. But the people out to get her have made one mistake. If I delve into a Christopher Moore book, I’m ready for some bizarre, off-beat humor. Dec 16, Mr. I am very torn regarding how I should rate this book. View all 22 comments. Saganami Island Tactical Simulator. Although I’m a science fiction fan, I’m not generally attracted to military SF, which of course this is.

The ending is satisfying, with no annoying and artificial cliffhangers to cajole you into buying the next book, but trust me: The bit where a tense action scene was interrupted for eight pages of background on the ins and outs of space travel was a particularly egregious one, and David Weber is quite frankly, to judge on this, not that good a writer at all.

I decided to try this series out and found that it’s not for me, unless it improves later on as some series do. This has led some Hornblower fans to cry “Foul! There is a complex plot here that will serve as the background for successive stories.

The People’s Republic of Haven finds that its economy is increasingly strained due to its welfare state and massive military budget, thus forcing their leaders to end their standoff with Manticore by any means necessary.

SF : On Basilisk Station / David Weber ★★★★½

BR – On Basilisk Station: If so, they picked on the wrong person and the wrong place. Not only do we have a female protagonist; women in Manticore which currently happens to have a ruling Queen enjoy full role equality xtation men, can occupy positions of power, and serve in the space navy on an equal footing with males. But that’s mostly because my impression is that much of that sub-genre concentrates heavily on futuristic military hardware, to the neglect of the human element and I think the human element is what good literature is all about.


We’re given a new female captain who doesn’t always test well but has incredible instincts, characters who have honest failings and self-awareness, and political machinations from all sides.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. As the crew gonor to know the real Honor, so did I, and the way they warmed up to her mirrored my own experience while reading about her.

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

Tales of Honor 4. By whipping some of the Medusan nomads into a killing frenzy that will sweep across the planet in a haze of blood, they can claim legal pretext to swoop in and take control of the system before Manticore can respond, as a preamble to invading Manticore itself. So for the new reader: Honor and the Fearless are assigned to the worst possible duty in the navy – Basilisk Station – where the Fearless winds up uncovering a plot by the nefarious French. These paragraphs are meaningless infodumps.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It was like waiting through the credits of a movie hoping for a cool extra out-take only to a commercial for the talent agency.

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