Welcome! Please login or sign up for a new account
 
Categories
Publishers
Authors
  John Joseph Adams
  Jerry Ahern
  Sharon Ahern
  Brian W. Aldiss
  Roger MacBride Allen
  Quincy J. Allen
  Aaron Allston
  James G. Anderson
  Kevin J. Anderson
  Poul Anderson
  Christopher Anvil
  Jon Armstrong
  Catherine Asaro
  Chuck Asay
  Neal Asher
  Nancy Asire
  Robert Asprin
  Paolo Bacigalupi
  Jim Baen
  Kage Baker
  Margaret Ball
  Mike Baron
  Laird Barron
  David Bartell
  Amelia Beamer
  Elizabeth Bear
  Doug Beason
  Bradley P. Beaulieu
  Gregory Benford
  Nigel Bennett
  Michael Bishop
  Terry Bisson
  Bob Boan
  Ben Bova
  Richard Bowes
  Leigh Brackett
  Marion Zimmer Bradley
  Jessica Brawner
  Poppy Z. Brite
  Keith Brooke
  Eric Brown
  Mary Brown
  Jennifer Brozek
  Robert Buettner
  Lois McMaster Bujold
  Sue Bursztynski
  Richard Lee Byers
  Jack Cady
  Jaqueline Carey
  Lillian Stewart Carl
  John F. Carr
  David Carrico
  Jeffrey A. Carver
  Frank Chadwick
  Paul Chafe
  Jack L. Chalker
  A. Bertram Chandler
  Suzy McKee Charnas
  C. J. Cherryh
  Claudia Christian
  Julie Cochrane
  David B. Coe
  Hal Colebatch
  Loren Coleman
  Paul Collins
  Stoney Compton
  Robert Conroy
  David Constantine
  Rick Cook
  Iver Cooper
  Sharon Cooper
  Larry Correia
  Richard Cox
  John Dalmas
  Tony Daniel
  Jack Dann
  Ellen Datlow
  Hank Davis
  L. Sprague deCamp
  Virginia DeMarce
  Michael Dempsey
  Andrew Dennis
  Bradley Denton
  Gordon R. Dickson
  William C. Dietz
  Thomas M. Disch
  Larry Dixon
  Chris Dolley
  Linda L. Donahue
  James Doohan
  Betsy Dornbusch
  L. Warren Douglas
  Gardner Dozois
  David Drake
  Allen Drury
  J. R. Dunn
  Doranna Durgin
  Rosemary Edghill
  George Alec Effinger
  Greg Egan
  Elton Elliot
  P. N. Elrod
  Rhonda Eudaly
  Linda Evans
  David Farland
  Philip Jose Farmer
  Bill Fawcett
  Leslie Fish
  Eric Flint
  Michael Flynn
  Kaja Foglio
  Phil Foglio
  Charles Fort
  Julie Forward
  Robert L. Forward
  Jessica Q. Fox
  Leo Frankowski
  Dave Freer
  David Friedman
  Esther Friesner
  Teresa Frohock
  Charles E. Gannon
  Robert T. Garcia
  Mark A. Garland
  Randall Garrett
  Harrison Geillor
  Roberta Gellis
  Mary Gentle
  Mark Geston
  Scott Gier
  Nick Gifford
  Veronica Giguere
  James C. Glass
  Tom Godwin
  Arlene Golds
  Paula Goodlett
  Guy Gordon
  John Grant
  Walter Greatshell
  Roland Green
  Martin Harry Greenberg
  Daryl Gregory
  Dave Grossman
  Ellen Guon
  Joe Haldeman
  Edmond Hamilton
  Matthew Harrington
  Sara M. Harvey
  Robert A. Heinlein
  John Helfers
  John G. Hemry
  Brian Herbert
  Frank Herbert
  Jan Herbert
  Alex Hernandez
  P.C. Hodgell
  William Hope Hodgson
  Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  James P. Hogan
  Sarah Hoyt
  Bob Hudson
  Gorg Huff
  Matthew Hughes
  Walter H. Hunt
  Kameron Hurley
  Dean Ing
  George Ivanoff
  Marianne S. Jablon
  John Hornor Jacobs
  Les Johnson
  Graham Joyce
  Richard Kadrey
  William H. Keith Jr.
  John Kessel
  Caitlín R. Kiernan
  Garry Kilworth
  John Klima
  G.J. Koch
  Karl Kofoed
  Jeffery D. Kooistra
  Marilyn Kosmatka
  Eric Kotani
  Paul Kozerski
  Tom Kratman
  Mike Kupari
  Henry Kuttner
  Mercedes Lackey
  Jay Lake
  Claude Lalumière
  John Lambshead
  Marie Landis
  John Langan
  Joe R. Lansdale
  J. M. Lassen
  Keith Laumer
  Tim Lebbon
  Dennis Lee
  Sharon Lee
  Fritz Leiber
  Stina Leicht
  Murray Leinster
  Edward M. Lerner
  Steve Libby
  Jane Lindskold
  Holly Lisle
  Ross E. Lockhart
  Nathan Long
  John Love
  Brian Lumley
  Jason Erik Lundberg
  Nathalie Mallet
  Barry N. Malzberg
  Julia S. Mandala
  Louise Marley
  W. G. Marshall
  Cody Martin
  George R. R. Martin
  Mark O. Martin
  Susan R. Matthews
  Anne McCaffrey
  Robert McCammon
  J. M. McDermott
  Jack McDevitt
  Charles C. McGraw
  Will McIntosh
  Bridget McKenna
  Marti McKenna
  Sean McMullen
  Fox Meadows
  Shirley Meier
  R.M. Meluch
  Jon F. Merz
  Ron Miller
  Steve Miller
  Rebecca Moesta
  Elizabeth Moon
  Modean Moon
  Tracy S. Morris
  Thomas Morrissey
  Jenny Mounfield
  Derryl Murphy
  Howard L. Myers
  Larry Niven
  Andre Norton
  Jody Lynn Nye
  Keith J. Olexa
  Stephanie Osborn
  James A. Owen
  Norvell W. Page
  Shannon Page
  Rhiannon Paille
  Stephen Palmer
  Alexei Panshin
  Paul Park
  John D. Payne
  T. Aaron Payton
  Neil Peart
  J. A. Pitts
  Frederik Pohl
  Jerry Pournelle
  Tim Pratt
  Cherie Priest
  Dusty Rainbolt
  Bill Ransom
  Hank Reinhardt
  Mike Resnick
  Clay Reynolds
  John Ringo
  Richard Roach
  John Maddox Roberts
  Kim Stanley Robinson
  Spider Robinson
  Thomas S. Roche
  Selina Rosen
  Joel Rosenberg
  Iain Rowan
  Rudy Rucker
  Mark Ryan
  Fred Saberhagen
  Jennifer Saffrey
  David Sakmyster
  Jeff Salyards
  Steven Savile
  John Scalzi
  Courtney Schafer
  Bryan Thomas Schmidt
  James H. Schmitz
  Ken Scholes
  Ryan Sear
  Steven L. Sears
  Mark Sebanc
  Charles Sheffield
  Mark Shepherd
  Robert Silverberg
  William Mark Simmons
  Jack Skillingstead
  Clark Ashton Smith
  Cordwainer Smith
  L. Neil Smith
  Walter Spence
  Wen Spencer
  Ryk Spoor
  D. W. St. John
  Michael A. Stackpole
  Christopher Stasheff
  Katy Stauber
  Marc Stiegler
  S. M. Stirling
  Jonathan Strahan
  Michael Swanwick
  Patrick Swenson
  E.J. Swift
  Bruce Taylor
  Howard Tayler
  Travis S. Taylor
  Mark Teppo
  Thomas T. Thomas
  Brian M. Thomsen
  Mark Tier
  Paul Tobin
  Brad R. Torgersen
  Harry Turtledove
  Catherynne M. Valente
  Mark L. Van Name
  James Van Pelt
  A. E. Van Vogt
  Patrick A. Vanner
  Vernor Vinge
  Ray Vukcevich
  Peter Wacks
  Karl Edward Wagner
  Lars Walker
  Adam Wallace
  David Weber
  Martha Wells
  T. K. F. Weisskopf
  Manly Wade Wellman
  K. D. Wentworth
  Robert Freeman Wexler
  Steve White
  Mazarkis Williams
  Walter Jon Williams
  Michael Z. Williamson
  Robert Charles Wilson
  Carol Wolf
  Jonathan Wood
  Marcus Wynne
  Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  Timothy Zahn
  Roger Zelazny
  Rob Ziegler


$AltText


$AltText

On Basilisk Station
Download Unzipped Files
Download Zip Files
Previous  Up  Next" 
On Basilisk Station
by David Weber
Publisher: Baen Books

HONOR HARRINGTON

Having made him look a fool, she's been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her.

Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship's humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.

The aborigines of the system's only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.

Parliament isn't sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called "Republic" of Haven is Up To Something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn't work to police the entire star system.

But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They've made her mad.

Comprehensive Teacher's Guide available at Baen.com.

Published 10/1/1994
SKU: 0743435710
Ebook Price: $0.00 
Baen Free Library Book
Customers Also Bought
The Honor of the Queen
The Honor of the Queen
Flag in Exile
Flag in Exile
Field of Dishonor
Field of Dishonor
At All Costs
At All Costs

Included In
W201304 April 2013 Monthly Baen Bundle
W201304 April 2013 Monthly Baen Bundle (Last date to buy Mar. 15 2013)
$18.00
     





Product Rating: (4.78)   # of Ratings: 78   (Only registered customers can rate)

(Only registered customers can rate)

1 - Terrible
2 - Bad
3 - OK
4 - Good
5 - Great
0% 50% 100%

Sort: New to Old RE-SORT COMMENTS:

Showing comments 1-10 of 30 (Next 10) Click Here to see all comments
1. Sean on 5/3/2014, said:

in my opinion this is one of the best series ever written.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
2. Joshua on 4/10/2014, said:

I would highly recommend against starting this series as it is like crack to Sci Fi readers. The reason this book is free is that it is the first hit. Once you finish this you will be like "where did that $300 go?" when you buy the whole series.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (2 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
3. Mesmer on 5/4/2013, said:

I don't know about the print version, but the version I downloaded from this web site is awful. It reads like a quickly cobbled together first draft. It's mostly exposition and poorly integrated backstories for minor characters. There are several chapters that add nothing to the story. There is even a chapter where the author forgets what room the character is in.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (2 people found this comment helpful, 11 did not)
4. A. on 4/25/2013, said:

This book was my introduction to Honor Harrington and her universe. My god! what a revelation it was! Enemies all around, including at home, and yet she overcomes them all. Lucky for her they do not come at her all at once. But the lady is not without friends, either. I even recommended this series of books to a complete stranger met in the SF section of a bookstore. She said she would look into it. As Dan (comment of 2012-11-08) said below, you will get hooked. David Weber knows how to tell a really good story in a way which will keep you coming back for more. PParagraph Thank you, David, for all the hours I spent reading about your heroine and the people of her universe, the enlightened as well as the benighted.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (5 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
5. Kellean on 2/13/2013, said:

Never read military sifi in my life before this book and I didn't read this one until I married a sifi geek. I have read all of the Honor Harrington books and can't wait for the next one to come out. Great story with wonderful and complete characters. With each book the story gets more exciting, intriging and the characters grow in depth and believability. Would recommend this book and the books that follow it to anyone looking for a great story, strong characters, military action, a bit of political intrige and even a touch of romance. A great series of books you can recommend to any who loves to read, young or old.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (7 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
6. Dan on 11/8/2012, said:

Beware! If you read this you will get hooked and have to read the rest of the series and that's quite a task.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (8 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
7. William on 10/26/2012, said:

An absolutely superior piece of fiction. As a naval officer, I am sometimes irritated by the little details that are left out of stories. This one doesn't disappoint, though. It kept me engaged from beginning to end.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (6 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
8. Eileen on 4/27/2012, said:

I really enjoyed reading about Honor and her trials and successes as a young yet very capable Captain. Looking forward to reading more about her.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (3 people found this comment helpful, 1 did not)
9. Dale on 8/17/2011, said:

The first and still the best of the Honor Harrington series starts off with a mighty bang. While there have been some stumbles along the way, On Basilisk Station is a strong introduction to a powerful new heroine. Honor Harrington is more than competent as she takes on her first captain role. And though she is stuck in an out of the way posting, her professionalism against what can only be called petty vindictiveness makes her shine brightly and introduces her to both her own nation, but that of the neighboring Peoples Republic of Haven as a force to be reckoned with. David Weber's strong portrayal of Honor, along with her treecat Nimitz, and an ever-increasing cast of characters makes this universe shine and able to be explored in myriad ways. His attention to detail in the military aspect of his writing can be downright intimidating and plodding at times, but the action itself is fast-paced. And you care about these characters, their world, and the good they try to accomplish in it against the odds. I can never recommend these books too highly, or too often. That the first one is available free here is just the icing on the cake. Way to go, David Weber and Baen!
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (6 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)
10. David on 4/28/2010, said:

A real page turner. I've read some other Weber, but not anything in the Honorverse. The other was OK, but I figured this to be the light reading I was in the mood for & downloaded. It turned out to be a good choice. It not only kept me reading passed my bedtime and looking to pick it back up the next day, but I also started the next book in the series (The Honor of the Queen), and so far find it a page turner as well. I'm a bit stubborn about rating a book great unless it does a lot of things well, especially making me look at things differently. So this is sort of a five star if you are truly in the mood for something light but good.
Was this comment helpful? yes no   (4 people found this comment helpful, 1 did not)
Showing comments 1-10 of 30 (Next 10) Click Here to see all comments
© 2014 Baen Publishing Enterprises