Recently I thought a lot about the way a human society would change when almost everyone's natural lifespan was doubled or quadrupled within a few generations. It would completely change the way humans plan their life, wouldn't it? You could live several lives in a row, from our perspective, as you likely wouldn't do the same thing for hundreds of years. You could have children who could be a hundred years apart in age. You likely wouldn't remain married to the same person for hundreds of years, (let's face it, most people can't even manage one of our lifetimes together...)
The whole concept of inheritance as we know it would be gone; as Weber mentions once, a monarch like Elizabeth III could rule for hundreds of years, and by the time he o…Read more >
I have been putting info boxes and organizing the various Ship Class articles. Here is the list of finished ones:
3. Andermani Empire
By no means the articles are completely down, since I have put Jayne's stuff and others in.
I will be tackling the following articles:
1. Solarian League
4. Other Ship Class Articles
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House of Steel, the first Honorverse companion, has been released, and I would like to take this opportunity to encourage all fellow Honorverse fans to purchase a copy of this beautiful piece of reference material.
Over time, most of the information will find its way into the Honorverse Wiki in some way, as we try to collect all there is, but that should not defer you from getting House of Steel for yourselves, be it in hardcover or e-book format. This project is a collaborative work of many people at BuNine who put a lot of effort into it, and should be rewarded accordingly.
Making this project a financial success will also ensure the release of future companions on the Havenites, Andermani, and Mesans, and I'm sure we all want to see those m…Read more >
Whom every does the updating here... Shadow of Freedom is not HH14... it is SI03. the next book to be release someday is Cauldron of Ghosts CS03 and what and when HH14... well your guess is as good as myRead more >
This kinda goes out to people who have an idea about population growth and the likes.
We know that the Masada colony was founded by less than 50,000 people in the 14th Century PD. (HH2 said that I think) Would that be a significant enough population to colonize a planet to a point that you could build a space navy a few hundred years later? Especially considering how anti-tech they were?
I'm asking because I remember an episode of the reimagined BattleStar Galactica series where they did some calculations and realized that even if they found a new planet, their numbers where to small to build up a lasting human population.Read more >
A Medusan and a treecat. Wow! --dotz (talk) 14:46, April 27, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
I'm rereading Echoes of Honor and came across a statement about the Manticore-Haven War being "an interstellar war on a scale the galaxy hadn't seen in at least four hundred years". So what happened 400 years ago that might arguably be comparable to the Manticore-Haven War?Read more >
In Mission of Honor how did Abigail Hearns slip away for Mateo when she and Helen went to the restraunt to meet Gwen and Helga for lunch?
Just a item to think about, thats all.Read more >
David points out many times in several books Mike's position in the line for the Crown. I have wondered about this line and tried to work out how it would go. The first 3 are easy to figure due to their direct relationship to Elisbeth, but then there is a hole.
1. Crown Prince Roger
2. Priincess Joanna
3. Duke Michael
Would that 4th person be Mike's mother, Lady Caitrin Winton-Henke, and if so How would it effect the constitutional clause of the monarch required to marry a commoner?
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I am curious, is TNS (The designation given in the Wiki) canon as per Mr. Weber? As a constitutional Monarchy (Such as Sweden and Holland here on Earth) shouldn't it be TRMS (Torch Royal Majesty Ship)?Read more >
What I am curious about is the location of Mesa in regard to Torch and Sol itseltRead more >
- - legislaturalists and consortes - purged
- - former Captains - under Public Safety (Tourville, Theisman, Ogilvy, Thurston)
- - New Republic youngs (Zrubek, Midge Austell, Diamato, Foraker)
...and Chin forever...--dotz (talk) 21:18, October 27, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
I only recently realized what an awesome amount of tuckerization (naming characters after real life fans or acquaintances) there is in Weber's books.
The ones I can point out so far are:
- Michael Ankenbrandt (resistance fighter Michael Ankenbrandt)
- Tim Bolgeo (Petty Officer Bolgeo and Tennessee Bolgeo)
- Joe Buckley (various, obviously)
- David Mattingly (Harrington Armsman Simon Mattingly)
- Eric Flint (bar owner Eric Flint)
- Russell Isler (StateSec Captain Isler)
- Thomas Marrone (MLF propagandist Thomas Marrone)
- Timothy Zahn (Sidemoran analyst Tim Zahn)
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Does anybody want to migrate (gradually) to more detailed citations, as on RCN wiki? Something that looks like H11:12 for Chapter 12 of At All Costs. Or would that be too much detail for the older bigger Honorverse material?--Samanda (talk) 20:22, September 8, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
as Samanda has already discovered, I have started another wiki. My newest victim is David Drake's RCN series, an open ended science fiction series that may seem somewhat familiar to you if you have read Drake's Honorverse short story "A Grand Tour", which is actually Drake's first draft of what later became the first RCN novel, With the Lightenings. (I happen to know Dotz is a fan ;-) )
The wiki is based on the same concept as the Honorverse wiki, with an in-universe past tense style and an extensive reference system (which Samanda already improved). There's only a few articles so far, since I'm currently reading the series for the first time myself.
Any of you who know the novels, or have become interested now, are of course welcome …Read more >
I'm thinking we should get a new featured article up. The last one has been up since September of 2010. Maybe even go through a different one every two months on a different subject, we had a book one, a starship one, let's do a character or a planet? Farragut79 05:56, June 22, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
I'm listening to David Weber's Honor Harrington Series. I am up to A Short Victorious War. I drive School Bus for Summer School and playing farmville and other games. I hope to see Avenger's while it is still at theaters and looking forward to Brave. Living in the Houston Area means I'm staying where the A/C works. Hope who reads this has a great summer.Read more >
Well, since last autumn, we know that David Weber has found a studio he likes to adapt Honor's adventures into a movie series. Everything is still in its early stages, and it will be years before the first movie comes out.
It's gonna be very interesting to see how this turns out, in my opinion. DW has already adressed the fact that some changes will have to be made. Obviously, the sheer scope of the Honorverse mandates that. On Basilisk Station may be comparibly easy to adapt, they can obmit a lot of minor details and merge some characters, but the more the series progresses, the more complex it gets. In the end, fans of the books will find a lot of stuff left out, and everyone will have one or two favorite things that didn't make it to the …Read more >
Sorry did not know posts of photos on my profile page would go on main page and some of my art is not so good, ah well live and learn. Posted to blank coffie mug arts if you want your own chief's mug, want another ship or rank do your own. CPO Poker MindRead more >
Name is Poker Mind, with my trusty treecat sidekick SCF Mangy Fur have been sturing up David Weber's forum for a while. In making my profile I did not realize photos would apper on the site commons, Oops. Added two blank Chief's mug art if you want to copy and add your name like mine and have a coffie mug made, well that's what I made the blanks for. All the art I made was for David Weber's site in posts some is frankly atrocious, sorry. So long for now, and sorry for the inconvience I may have caused, live and learn.Read more >
If anyone knows could you clue me in on how ships in the honor verse are constructed- warships I mean. I'd like to know more about how they are made and their layout.Read more >
Just a quick introduction, I started reading Honor Harringtone about 10 years ago as a recommendation from a South African friend. I started with HH1 and loved it so much! At the time it was really difficult to get hold of the HH series books in the UK but I manged to get HH1 and HH3 from Waterstones or somewhere like that. There was also a few on Amazon but they were in the States and too expensive to import at the time for me. I have been a massive Sci-Fi fan all my life so reading HH was like a breath of fresh air, and I wan't such a big reader of Sci-Fi either but loved Sci-Fi films and TV series.
So recently I decided to pick up HH1-2-3-4 from Amazon.co.uk as they have the entire series now availble in uk for reasonable pri…
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- escape from hostile warship: HH2, HH7,
- midshipmem cruise: HH0, HHA4, SS1,
- officer's degradation: HH1, HH4,
- orders issued by flag captain when commanding admiral eliminated: HH3, HH8,
- sharpshooters: HH4, HHA1,
- fake executions: HH6, HH8,
- desperate defence of convoy: HH3 (convoy to Grendelbane), HH6 (Selker's Rift), HH7 (Adler), SI1 (Hyacinth).
- cruisers vs battlecruisers: HH2, SI1 (x 3), WS2
- force comprised of cruiser and destroyer: HH2, SI1
- "All we need is short victoriuos war...": HH3 of course, but HH12 also (Rajampet Rajani)
--dotz 20:37, October 3, 2009 (UTC) --dotz 22:00, December 12, 2009 (UTC) --dotz 19:22, March 21, 2010 (UTC)Read more >
Well, it seems most of Honor Harrington novels are ended with final battle:
- HH0 - battle against PSN vessel,
- HH1 - battle against PNS Sirius,
- HH2 - battle of Yeltsin,
- HH3 - battle of Hancock,
- HH4 - duel with Young,
- HH5 - another battle of Yeltsin,
- HH6 - battle of Selker's Rift,
- HH7 - battle against Tepeses' crews,
- HH8 - battle of Cerberus,
- HH9 - Theismans' coup,
- HH10 - battle in the Sidemore System,
- HH11 - battle of Manticore,
- WS1 - the Congo System takeover,
- WS2 - battle of Torch?
- SI1 - battle of Monica,
- SI2 - Mesan "strom from the shadows" - or there appeared no volume to describe ongiong battles in the Talbott Quadrant.
--dotz 13:57, 19 July 2009 (UTC)Read more >