Worlds of Weber: Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington and Other Stories

Worlds of Weber Ms Midshipwoman Harrington and Other Stories Treecats starships dragons alternate history self aware Bolo supertanks wizards sailing ships ironclads For twenty years David Weber has been taking readers to destinations strange and fantast

  • Title: Worlds of Weber: Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington and Other Stories
  • Author: David Weber
  • ISBN: 9781596061774
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Treecats, starships, dragons, alternate history, self aware Bolo supertanks, wizards, sailing ships, ironclads.For twenty years, David Weber has been taking readers to destinations strange and fantastical, from his best selling Honor Harrington novels and short stories to the swords and sorcery of Norfressa and the shared universes of his own and other writers If you hTreecats, starships, dragons, alternate history, self aware Bolo supertanks, wizards, sailing ships, ironclads.For twenty years, David Weber has been taking readers to destinations strange and fantastical, from his best selling Honor Harrington novels and short stories to the swords and sorcery of Norfressa and the shared universes of his own and other writers If you haven t already read these stories, you should Find out how Giles Habibula really joined Jack Williamson s Legion of Space Visit 17th century Magdeburg for the creation of the United States Navy a hundred and fifty years early, and go with John Paul Jones as he wins the Revolutionary Warr George III Fight dragons and demons with U.S Marines in a most unexpected campaign, find out how humans and treecats first met, share Honor Harrington s very first battle, and discover the true cost of self awareness for war machines who learn to care.Open the door and peep inside, but be careful Once you step into the worlds of Weber, you may not want to go home again.

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    1. What particularly caught my attention were the two stories set in Weber’s popular ‘Honorverse’. In his lengthy (this man does nothing by halves) introduction, Weber explains why he will never write a book about Honor Harrington’s life that predates ‘On Basilisk Station’. Not willing to disappoint his legion fans, however, he found a loophole: the short story – or in this case, two novellas. The first is called ‘A Beautiful Friendship’ and details how humans first encountered Tr [...]

    2. Well, I just had to go and start my re-read of the Honor Harrington series. It's convenient as I can catch up to my current style of reviewing.This is just absolutely brilliant!! Even if only two of the stories are Harrington-related, LOL.Series:"A Certain Talent" (Legion of Space, 0.5; originally published in The Williamson Effect)"In the Navy" (Ring of Fire, xx.5; based on Eric Flint's 1632 series; originally published in Ring of Fire Anthology #1)"Sir George and the Dragon" (Earth Legions, 1. [...]

    3. As always David Weber comes through.Very good short stories. The best are the full on stories in the Honorverse. I want more, there are more holes to fill in.

    4. I would say this book contains 5 short stories and 4 novellas. The book starts a little slow with four short stories. "A Certain Talent" wherein a 'crook's' talents are used for spying is somewhat predictable. "In the Navy" places a modern West Virginia steel-town into late medieval-early Renaissance Germanic Europe. "The Captain from Kirkbean" is an 'alternate' history of an incident set in the Napoleonic Naval Wars. A futuristic/historical setting and theme are contained in "Sir George and the [...]

    5. Not worth the money in hardcover, although as an introduction to Weber's major worlds, it works well. I was disappointed to find that all the Honorverse stories are collected elsewhere. It was hard to get into short stories about universes that I had no interest in reading.However, I will say that the writing style is quality, just like all of Weber's work that I've read previously. I truly enjoyed the story about St. George and the Dragon, a very imaginative retelling of a legend. This would be [...]

    6. I read this after having read a few of the later stories of Honor Harrington. It reminded me of another story: "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower" so much that I smiled. C.S. Forrester is probably smiling from above at the notion that a David Weber created a young women character much in the mold of Forrester's iconic seaman who went to sea as a awkward youth, and who later rose to the highest levels of his beloved Navy, by putting duty, honor and loyalty above all else, no matter the personal and polit [...]

    7. This is a collection of short stories from David Weber who is my favorite author. I had read two of these stories as they had previously appeared in other short story collections. It had been awhile however so I re-read them as well as reading all the other stories. Over all the entire collection was a great read as well as providing background information on one of his series. I would definitely recommend this collection to any Weber fan or anyone just looking for a good Science Fiction/Fantasy [...]

    8. I haven't read any of Weber's other books, so I have nothing to compare this to, but I just want to say that I VASTLY enjoyed this one! Weber creates many diverse worlds, from alternate histories to magical planes. I've read this book no less than three times now; it's still enjoyable even now. Weber puts a real sense of personality and life into his characters, whether they're alien or human. However, be forewarned: if you're not the patient type, this book isn't for you. The stories are fairly [...]

    9. "A Certain Talent" was (deliberately?) rough & primitive, but the rest all held up pretty well. "Sword Brother" was a bit silly, but may have been written more specifically for current military personnel and vets, and I cannot judge it from that perspective.

    10. Really, I'm reading this book just for the story from the hradani universe. And maybe to reread the Honor Harringtons. But so far I like the others too.

    11. It was a marvelous introduction to the Bolo universe. I don't think any of the stories are original to this book, but I half of the stories were new to me.

    12. a nice collection of Weber's "shorter" fiction. Most of these stories have been published before, but not all Weber fans will have read all of them before. I loved them all.

    13. I enjoyed flipping through this short story collection. I picked it up for the story "Sword Brother" but I enjoyed several of the others as well.

    14. meh. there were a couple decent ones, but Ms. Midshipman Harrington has been previously published and a third of the book was bolo stories. so I was interested in about 50% of it.

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