More Than Honor
None of it however, is necessary.(less)
I found the story wonderful and it was one of those rare tales that was something I could share with my daughter. Tree cats, an 11 year old girl, and a mystery over celery and an adventure on a wilderness world. ...more
A Beautiful Friendship (David Weber)
I really liked this story, which chronicles the first meeting between humans and treecats. David Weber later expanded this story into a YA novel with the same title, and as soon as I finished reading this version I went onto the Baen website to purchase and download the novel so I could read it too. I liked seeing more of the treecats as full-fledged ch ...more
In the Golden Age of science fiction, publishers often farmed out successful genre series to many low-paid writers, seldom good, mostly bad or indifferent. Tom Swift, for instance, is the creation of many different hands, most of whom are known for nothing else. At least one publisher created a whole fake biography for a phony French writer of routine space opera. These days, we are well used to tel ...more
"A Beautiful Friendship" by David Weber was excellent. It tells the story of the first encounter between treecats and humans. I fell in love with the characters and want to read more.
"A Grand Tour" by David Drake was just horrid. It really had nothing to do with the "Honorverse" other than a few trappings. He could have used "Federation," "warp drive," and "impulse engines" just as easily and it would have had as much to do with the St ...more
In more detail, for me A Whiff of Grapeshot was the best of the lot; conversely I'm not feeling any inclination to read A Beautiful Friendship after what was a fairly run-of-the-mill First Contact story with very unbelievable and somewhat annoying characters. The last entry on the workings of the universe was ...more
1. A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber, narrated by Khristine Hvam.
2. A Grand Tour by David Drake, narrated by Victor Bevine.
3. A Whiff of Grapeshot by S.M. Stirling, narrated by Khristine Hvam.
4. The Universe of Honor Harrington by David Weber, narrated by L. J. Ganser.
This collection starts and ends strong, but sadly sags in the middle unfla ...more
A Beautiful Friendship is the Weber and the treecat story and it's quite good. It's the story of the first meeting between humans and treecats and as alluded to in Honor Among Enemies, it's one of Honor's ancestors that first discovers them. Because celery, of course ...more
"A Beautiful Friendship" is a fun tale about the first treecat-human bonding. Longtime Honor Harrington readers will be unsurprised to discover that the first bonded human was Honor's direct ancestor. This story adds to the Honorverse, showing more of treecat society than any previous book, which helps with the understanding of later, mainstream novels.
"A Grand Tour" was sort of odd. Ostensibly about an extension ...more
1. A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber
Loved it .The story introduces us to tree cats and the way the relationship forms with Stephanine is very well portrayed. One will instantly fall in love with both the protagonist - the girl and the cat. The plot and pace of story is just perfect. It’s a story full of advent ...more
1) A Beautiful Friendship. (by David Weber) -- Same as the first half of the newer young adult novel with the same name. Covers how the young Stephanie Harrington became the first person to discover treecats. An excellent story, even had me tear up a bit at one point. (5/5).
2) A Grand Tour (by David Drake). Featuring Edith Mincio / Hakon Nessler in an combo archeological affair and dealings with more of the People's Republic of Haven in a small mili ...more
"A Beautiful Friendship", in which Weber showcases the first bonding of human and treecat, was wonderful and insightful, making one think back on the Nimitz scenes in the novels and look upon them in a new light.
"A Grand Tour" by David Drake had some interesting moments, like the details on the Alphanes, but some depictions of Peeps and Solarians felt off and uncharacteristic in comparison to the Honorverse source mate ...more
The second story is "A Grand Tour" by David Drake. It tells the tale of a conflict between the "Peeps" and a retired Manticorian Navel Officer. This story read much like a Lt. Leary story.
The third story by S.M. Stirling is "A ...more
David Drake's A Grand Tour was a lovely bit of revenge on two fronts---against dishonorable Peeps and an artifact-stealing Duke.
S. M. Stirling's Whiff of Grapeshot finally provides the background on Esther McQueen's fateful decision in the attack of the Levelers against the Committee of Public Safety in Nouveau Paris.
Lastly, Weber's Univer ...more
The other two "A Grand Tour" and "A Whiff of Grapeshot", I found less enjoyable, however. "A Grand Tour" didn't seem to make much sense, and "A Whiff of Grapeshot" was quite gruesome, although it was an interesting look at the political developments of the PRH. It does leave me to wonder what will happen next, where they are concerned.
The remainder of the anthology, "The Universe of Honor Harrington" is a very inte ...more
Tells how the Harrington family and its tradition of distinguished service in the defence of the realm was founded, and how they discovered treecats. Weber is joined in Honor's universe by two leading science fiction writers, David Drake and S.M. Stirling.About the Author
David Weber is one of the top science fiction writers of the 1990s whose acclaimed Honor Harrington series has gained him a devoted and dedicated readership. His many other books include the epic fantasie
1. The Universe of Honor Harrington by David Weber
2. A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber (Stephanie Harrington is the first human to bond with a treecat)
15. A Grand Tour by David Drake (follows The Short Victorious War; has the flavor of a Lt. Leary story rather than Hammer Slammers)
21. A Whiff of Grapeshot by S. M. Stirling (follows Honor Among Enemie ...more
the second story was so awful I couldn't finish it.
the third story tells about events on haven that were referenced in other hh novels and was a very good read.
the appendix contains a wealth of information, much of which had been printed in earlier novels.I recommend skimming this section for parts that interest you.
even for the most die-hard honor fan, this anthology is not worth owning, so I recommend interes ...more
The second story was the least interesting. Esther McQueen's story was really great, maybe because it is most connected to Honor H. series. I can totally see Weber having nirvana in the last part: he could finally do his info-dumps without limits :)
Overall, I agree with this review.
|Beyond Reality: Honor Harrington--More Than Honor (Anthology) - An Honorverse Side Read||14||29||Mar 22, 2012 12:19PM|
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 ...more