|29th December 2008, 04:19 PM||#16 (permalink)|
This world is not my home
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Re: Opinions on David Weber
Arrgh! Here I am one of the Biggest Honor Harrington fans alive, and I've been off line for days!!! I've yet all of the book, the first 10 an average of 4 times each!
In my years on this site, I've learned that I have a minority opinion. But I still feel that this is the best series (you heard that right!) in Science Fiction. There might be other series with a stronger novel or two, the first 3 of the Foundation Series, the first one of Dune and Ender's Game, but as a whole this is as good as it gets for me. I loved the multiple POV. To be able to see the other side scheming, what a delight!! To see how certain small cogs make all of the difference in a large maneuver. The way the world really works!!! Actually for me the maddening part of On Baslisk Station was the tension between Honor and her First Mate. I mean, really, you have a competetent (to say the least!!) captain. Get over yourself and do your job!!! The next couple of books are better yet! The last few do get too bogged down with dirt side stuff, mostly I think that the interpersonal relationships get way too complicated, the politics are a lot less in the way for me. But I always loved to see the inherent weakness of a state run society. This is a fear for the USA.
I was thrilled by the so called "info dumps." It helps me to understand how these things were imiagined. I remember spending time with my calculator figuring out the intercept times and tactics. I am not so happy with Honorverse. Some of the other authors spoile it for me. But I'm always happy to read Weber's additions to these.
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