David Mark Weber (born in Cleveland, Ohio on Earth in 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and the creator of the Honorverse.
In online discussions of his works, Weber is sometimes referred to as MWW for Mad Wizard Weber, or RFC for runsforcelery, the latter being David's userid on the Forums hosted on his own web site.
In college, he studied History, Politics, English Literature, Comparing Religious Studies and Sociology. He soon found Military History to be his main interest. Weber currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Many of his novels and short 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 the future, 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 both military and politics.
Weber and his wife Sharon, along with their children and pets, live in Greenville, South Carolina.
Honor Harrington Edit
His most popular and enduring character is Honor Harrington whose name is an homage to fellow writer C. S. Forester and his character Horatio Hornblower; her last name comes from a fleet doctor in Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander.
Work (Honorverse only) Edit
- Honor Harrington series
- On Basilisk Station (1993)
- The Honor of the Queen (1993)
- The Short Victorious War (1994)
- Field of Dishonor (1994)
- Flag in Exile (1996)
- Honor Among Enemies (1996)
- In Enemy Hands (1997)
- Echoes of Honor (1998)
- Ashes of Victory (2000)
- War of Honor (2002)
- At All Costs (2005)
- Mission of Honor (2010)
- A Rising Thunder (2012)
- Shadow of Freedom (expected 2013)
- Honorverse anthologies
- Honorverse spin-off novels
- Detailed article about David Weber on Wikipedia