David Weber





David Weber

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in Cleveland, Ohio, The United States
October 24, 1952

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David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952.

Many of his stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre. He frequently places female leading characters in what have been traditionally male roles.

One of his most popular and enduring characters is Honor Harrington whose alliterated name is an homage to C. S. Forester's character Horatio Hornblower and her last name from a fleet doctor in Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander. Her 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). In 2008, he donated his a...more


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Average rating: 4.07 · 209,637 ratings · 6,787 reviews · 161 distinct works · Similar authors
On Basilisk Station (Honor ...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 18,088 ratings — published 1992
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The Honor of the Queen (Hon...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 11,664 ratings — published 1993 — 24 editions
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The Short Victorious War (H...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 9,794 ratings — published 2012 — 24 editions
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Field of Dishonor (Honor Ha...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 8,543 ratings — published 2013 — 23 editions
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Honor Among Enemies (Honor ...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 7,789 ratings — published 1996 — 18 editions
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In Enemy Hands (Honor Harri...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 7,278 ratings — published 1997 — 19 editions
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Flag in Exile (Honor Harrin...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 7,558 ratings — published 1995 — 18 editions
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Echoes of Honor (Honor Harr...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 6,554 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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Ashes of Victory (Honor Har...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 6,271 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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War of Honor (Honor Harring...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 5,768 ratings — published 2002 — 14 editions
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On Basilisk Station The Honor of the Queen The Short Victorious War Field of Dishonor Flag in Exile Honor Among Enemies In Enemy Hands
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“It was rumored she held grudges till they died of old age, then had them stuffed and mounted.”
David Weber, Field of Dishonor

“Oh, bother!,” said Pooh, as Piglet came back from the dead.”
David Weber

“Tisiphone stood silent and helpless in Alicia's mind. It was all she could do to keep Alicia's blind savagery from dragging Megaira under and clouding the lightning-fast reflexes which kept them both alive.
She'd never guessed what she was creating, never imagined the monster she'd spawned. She'd seen the power of Alicia DeVries's mind without recognizing the controls which kept that power in check, and only now had she begun to understand fully what she had done.
She had shattered those controls. The compassion and mercy she'd feared no longer existed, only the red, ravening hunger. Yet terrible as that might be, there was worse. She'd found the hole Alicia had gnawed through the wall about her inner rage, and she couldn't close it. Somehow, without even realizing it was possible, Alicia had reached beyond herself. She'd followed Tisiphone's connection to the Fury's own rage, her own destruction, and made that incalculable power hers as well.
For the first time in millennia, Tisiphone faced another as powerful as herself, a mortal mind which had stolen the power of the Furies themselves, and that power had driven it mad.”
David Weber, In Fury Born

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