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Encyclopedia > David Weber
Honor Harrington from Honor Among Enemies cover, by David Mattingly.
Honor Harrington from Honor Among Enemies cover, by David Mattingly.

David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952. In his stories, he creates a consistent and rationally explained technology and society. Even when dealing with fantasy themes, the magical powers are treated like another technology with supporting rational laws and principles. Image File history File links Honor_Among_Enemies. ... Image File history File links Honor_Among_Enemies. ... Honor Stephanie Harrington is a fictional character, the eponymous heroine of a series of science fiction books set in the Honorverse, written by David Weber and published by Baen Books. ... Honor Among Enemies is the sixth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. ... David Mattingly (born June 29, 1956) David Burroughs Mattingly was born in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1956, the son of John W. Mattingly, the inventor of the Water Pik. David began drawing and painting as a small child, influenced by comic books, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and a wide array of... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate, or did not work in that genre. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Many of his stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre. He challenges current gender roles in the military by assuming that a gender-neutral military service will exist in his futures, and by frequently placing female leading characters in what have previously been seen as traditionally male roles, he has explored the challenges faced by women in the military and politics. The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... Military science fiction is a subgenre of science fiction where interstellar or interplanetary conflict and its armed solution (war) make up the main or partial backdrop of the story. ...


His most popular and enduring character is Honor Harrington whose story, together with the "Honorverse" she inhabits, has been developed through 13 novels and four shared-universe anthologies, as of spring 2006 (other works are in production). Honor Stephanie Harrington is a fictional character, the eponymous heroine of a series of science fiction books set in the Honorverse, written by David Weber and published by Baen Books. ... Map of the Honorverse. ... An anthology is a collection of literary works, originally of poems, but in recent years its usage has broadened to be applied to collections of short stories and comic strips. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Contents

Published works

Many of Weber's books are available online, either in their entirety as part of the Baen Free Library or, in the case of more recent books, in the form of sample chapters (typically the first 25% or third of the work). Where the links below include '/library/' in the URL, they are the whole text of the book. Weber's publisher, Baen Books, is a pioneer in the sale of books in various electronic formats and all the linked titles below can be downloaded for payment if they are not available for free. The Baen Free Library is a digital library of the science fiction and fantasy publishing house Baen Books where (as of June 2005) 77 full books are available for free download in a number of formats, without copy protection. ... A Uniform Resource Locator, URL (spelled out as an acronym, not pronounced as earl), or Web address, is a standardized address name layout for resources (such as documents or images) on the Internet (or elsewhere). ... Baen Books logo Baen Books is an American publishing company established in 1983 by SF publishing industry long-timer Jim Baen (1943-2006). ...


The hardback edition of War of Honor contained "The Honorverse CD", a compilation of texts which amongst other things held electronic copies of the entire Honor series to that point (including the anthologies up to Changer Of Worlds). The CD label explicitly states that the contents are freely distributable and the CD itself has been mirrored on various websites. This CD was only the first: there have now been seven other releases. Map of the Honorverse. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... Changer of Worlds, published in 2001, was the third anthology of stories set in the Honorverse. ... Mirror (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Honor Harrington series

Main article: Honorverse
(Note: External links are to online copies of the books at two sites run by Baen Books: baen.com and webscription.net. The complete and unabridged ebooks from the "At All Costs" CD are also available online.

Honor Stephanie Harrington is a fictional character, the eponymous heroine of a series of science fiction books set in the Honorverse, written by David Weber and published by Baen Books. ... Map of the Honorverse. ... An eBook (also: e-book, ebook) is an electronic (or digital) version of a book. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Honor of the Queen is David Webers second Honor Harrington novel. ... The Short Victorious War is the third Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. ... Field of Dishonor is a science fiction novel, the fourth in David Webers Honor Harrington series. ... Flag in Exile is the fifth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. ... Honor Among Enemies is the sixth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. ... In Enemy Hands is a military science fiction novel, the seventh in the Honor Harrington series by David Weber. ... Echoes of Honor is the eighth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. ... Ashes of Victory is the ninth Honor Harrington novel by David Weber. ... War of Honor is David Webers tenth Honor Harrington novel. ... At All Costs is David Webers eleventh Honor Harrington novel. ...

Worlds of Honor Collections

Short Stories related to the Honor Harrington Series - edited by David Weber

More Than Honor, published in 1998, was the first anthology of stories set in the Honorverse. ... Worlds of Honor, published in 1999, was the second anthology of stories set in the Honorverse. ... Changer of Worlds, published in 2001, was the third anthology of stories set in the Honorverse. ... The Service of the Sword, published in 2003, was the fourth anthology of stories set in the fictional Honorverse. ...

Novels related to the Honor Harrington Series

Crown of Slaves, published in 2003, is a novel set in the Honorverse; it has been billed as the first in the Wages of Sin series, spun-off from the main Honor Harrington series. ... The Shadow of Saganami by David Weber, published in 2004, is a novel set in the Honorverse; it has been billed as the first in the Saganami Island series, spun-off from the main Honor Harrington series. ...

Heirs of Empire series

Mutineers Moon is a science fiction novel written by David Weber. ... The Armageddon Inheritance is a science fiction novel written by David Weber in two books containing a total of 27 chapters. ... Heirs of Empire is 1996 military science-fiction novel by David Weber. ... An omnibus is a book or video collecting two or more previous works by the same author or director. ...

War God Series

  • Oath of Swords [22] ISBN 0-671-87642-2 (read online)
  • The War God's Own [23] ISBN 0-671-87873-5 (read online)
  • Wind Rider's Oath [24] ISBN 0-7434-8821-0 (read online)

Other Novels

  • The Apocalypse Troll [25] ISBN 0-671-57845-6 (read online)
  • The Excalibur Alternative [26] ISBN 0-671-31860-8 (read online)
  • Bolo! [27] (January '05) ISBN 0-7434-9872-0 (read online)
  • Old Soldiers ISBN 1-4165-0898-8
  • Path of the Fury ISBN 0-671-72147-X
  • In Fury Born [28] (April '06) ISBN 1-4165-2054-6 is an expanded reissue of Path of the Fury
  • Off Armageddon Reef (January '07) ISBN 0-7653-1500-9

Old Soldiers is a sequel novel to the short story With Your Shield by David Weber, published in the anthology BOLO!, edited by same. ... Path of the Fury is a stand-alone science-fiction novel by David Weber, in three books of 34 chapters. ... Off Armageddon Reef is the next stand alone novel by the extremely talented science fiction writer, David Weber. ...

Collaborations

Steve White

These books are based on the Starfire games. Steve White is an American science fiction author best known as the co-author of the Starfire-series alongside David Weber. ... STARFIRE is a 4X board game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) of space warfare in the 23rd century, created by Stephen V. Cole in 1976. ...

In Death Ground is a military science fiction novel by David Weber and Steve White. ... ...

John Ringo

Empire of Man series. John Ringo is an American science fiction and fantasy author, who specializes in the subgenre of military science fiction, concentrating on SF scenarios that have a lot of infantry battles and other types of ground combat. ... The Empire of Man series is a collaboration between David Weber and John Ringo. ...

  • March Upcountry [29] ISBN 0-671-31985-X (read online)
  • March to the Sea (novel) [30] ISBN 0-671-31826-8 (read online)
  • March to the Stars [31] ISBN 0-7434-3562-1 (read online)
  • We Few [32] (April '05) ISBN 0-7434-9881-X (read online)

With Eric Flint

In the 1632 series: Eric Flint (born California, USA, 1947) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

In the Honor Harrington series: Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16 - Battle of Lützen...

Crown of Slaves, published in 2003, is a novel set in the Honorverse; it has been billed as the first in the Wages of Sin series, spun-off from the main Honor Harrington series. ...

With Linda Evans

  • Hell's Gate [36]
  • Hell Hath No Fury

Main title caption from Dynasty. ...

Common themes

David Weber's books, especially those set in the Honorverse, frequently criticize interference by politicians in military matters. Though his commanders do make tactical errors, strategic blunders are usually blamed on interfering politicians. In particular, Heirs of Empire might imply that David Weber shares George Lucas' view that the best form of government is a benevolent dictatorship. The Honorverse books, by contrast, tend to espouse a pointedly libertarian viewpoint. Map of the Honorverse. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Map of the Honorverse. ...


It must of course be remembered that David Weber is writing fiction, and his personal views may be very different. His later books may also be influenced by the success of such themes in earlier books. Indeed, a recurring trope is the difference between a polity's official name and its actual political structure; the "Star Kingdom of Manticore," nominally a monarchy ruled by a queen, in reality is a parliamentary republic, and the "People's Republic of Haven" presented itself as a federal republic for many decades while in reality being an imperial oligarchy ruled by a hereditary upper class. The internal politics of Weber's star nations have also become more complex over the series, with a strong tendency to depict a particular mode of government as being less important, ultimately, than the motivations and character of the individuals in power within that government.


Common language

Many technical terms for advanced technology often appear in different settings. For example the word 'molycirc', as a form of computing technology, appears in the Honorverse, The Apocalypse Troll, and the Heirs of Empire series, as well as the anthology Bolo!, and his newest Book Off Armageddon Reef; in addition, a number of sayings or expressions appear across series (such as "From your lips to God's ears!") Off Armageddon Reef is the next stand alone novel by the extremely talented science fiction writer, David Weber. ...


Common names

There have also been repeated use of several names across his novels. For example, a DeVries is found in both Path of the Fury and in the Honorverse series [there is a de Vries Bene Tleilaxu construct in Dune ]. The name Hauptman is also seen, though not as a cartel or family, but as a missile system in the Fury universe. A character with the last name Saint-Just figured prominently in Crusade, the Honorverse and was a leader in the French Revolution. The name Foraker has also been used in the Honorverse and in the background of Starfire and the Empire From the Ashes series. Path of the Fury is a stand-alone science-fiction novel by David Weber, in three books of 34 chapters. ... Map of the Honorverse. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are an organisation in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series of novels. ... Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian processes. ... Saint-Just can refer to: Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just Saint-just cheese Saint-Just is also the name or part of the name of several communes in France: Saint-Just, in the Ain département Saint-Just, in the Ardèche département Saint-Just... i heart kate young The French Revolution was a period of major political and social change in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to...


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