Summary ☆ On Basilisk Station 100

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Summary ☆ On Basilisk Station 100 Ø 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 planHonor 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 pi. First three Honor Harrington books in which aforesaid officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy the space kind and her – I kid you not – empathically bonded feline animal companion have military adventures In the first Honor is sent to a backwater outpost where she stumbles on corruption and thwarts an invasion In the second Honor is sent to a backwater system where she battles sexism and thwarts an invasion In the third Honor is sent to the front line where she uh I’ve got nothing for this slot and thwarts an invasionWeber does that old Star Wars trick of alternating POVs with Honor and the bad guys relieving the reader of having to do any actual thinking by explaining everyone’s plans pages in advance But to be fair I think Weber’s impulse to break up the POV is a sound one; spending a hundred thousand words in the head of the moral center of the universe Mary Sue Honor would make anyone want to kill themselves And I mean switching POVs allows Weber to deliver lines of unmatched hilarity like these“He’d reduced her cruiser to a wreck – she must be some kind of wizard to keep coming after him let alone keep shooting at him”““This medal is our highest award for valor” he told her uietly “Over the years it has been worn by some truly extraordinary men but never I think by one extraordinary than the woman who has received it today””Which is why I kept reading because you can’t get comedy like that just anywhereTo be fair this is acceptably competent military SF in the military sense Weber has clearly put some of the time he never spent thinking about adding a third dimension to his characters or making his heroine interesting in considering the physics and strategy of space battles His editor has let him put a giddily burbling pseudo scientific essay at the end of each book to talk about ship construction and weapons evolution and strategy And it’s endearing that he clearly stopped writing in the middle of scenes to go do math Though I wonder what it says about me that I stopped reading to double check some figures for fun – if ship A is accelerating at 450 g and ship B follows at 500 g from xxx million Km how long will intercept take and where will they be 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 Two thirds of The Short Victorious War no in fact you don't get to leave the comma out just because it's a title copyediting fuckwit is all about moving ships all over the map and there's some nicely considered detail about how maneuvers work in vast three dimensional spacesAnyway Unless someone can reassure me that this series gets appreciably better in the next dozen books I’m done save for possible snortgiggling forays when I’m particularly bored

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Ring so called Republic of Haven is Up to Something; and Honor Harrington has a single over age light cruiser with an armament that doesn't work to police the entire star systemBut the people out to get her have made one mistakeThey've made her mad. Supposedly CS Forster set in space this novel is Mercedes Lackey Honor Harrington is the new captain of an old warship Within a few paragraphs of meeting her we're told she has a psychic connection with her alien cat is beautiful and looks far younger than her age graduated top of her class and is oh so much sensible than any of her commanding officers From then on she's the bestest captain ever All the good characters love and admire her and all the bad characters hate her for being so smart and messing up their fiendish plans There are a few paragraphs that aren't lavishing praise on Honor or showing how evil her enemies are These paragraphs are meaningless infodumps

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On Basilisk StationCket station The aborigines of the system's only habitable planet are smoking homicide inducing hallucinogens Parliament isn't sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling the merchant cartels want her head; the star conue. I found this one thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable although maybe a little on the long side It starts slowly but gathers speed and by the end it is unputdownableI liked Honor Harrington and found it made for comfortable reading to have a reliable main character for once I felt I could trust that she would do the right thing and also never fall apart and flood the place in tears She just soldiered on through thick and thin and being totally brilliant and super talented she performed miracles Not realistic but still funThe author had a tendency to info dump especially when it concerned his space technology and I have to confess to a little personal skimming over these sections This is the reason for four stars instead of five However I am sure there are many readers who found his details fascinating I found Honor to be an interesting character and I liked the world she lived in It goes without saying that I enjoyed Nimitz I will definitely be reading about the Honorverse in the future