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Beginnings: Worlds of Honor 6 (Honor Harrington- Anthologies) by [Weber, David, Gannon, Charles, Zahn, Timothy, Presby, Joelle]
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With over seven and a half million copies of his books in print and seventeen titles on the "New York Times" bestseller list, David Weber is the science fiction publishing phenomenon of the new millennium. In the hugely popular Honor Harrington series, the spirit of C.S. Forester s Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O Brian s "Master and Commander "lives on into the galactic future. Books in the Honor Harrington and Honoverse series have appeared on fourteen best seller lists, including those of "The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times," and "USA Today." While Weber is best known for his spirited, modern-minded space operas, he is also the creator of the Oath of Swords fantasy series and the Dahak science fiction saga. Weber has also engaged in a steady stream of bestselling collaborations, including his Starfire series with Steve White, which produced the "New York Times "bestseller "The Shiva Option" among others." "Weber s collaboration with alternate history master Eric Flint led to the bestselling "1634: The Baltic War, "and his planetary adventure novels with military science fiction ace and multiple national best-seller John Ringo includes the blockbusters "March to the Stars "and" We Few. "Finally, Weber s teaming with Linda Evans produced the bestselling" "Multiverse series. David Weber makes his home in South Carolina with his wife and children."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1301 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
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  • Publisher: Baen Books (4 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DFLFXTY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
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This is the sixth collection of short stories and novellas set in David Weber's "Honorverse" Universe. It contains five novellas.

Most of the comments in this review apply equally to the Kindle and paper editions of the anthology, but the star rating is specific to the Kindle edition. An irritating flaw in the presentation took my view of the book below the threshold between five and four stars - I would probably have given a hardcopy edition of the book a five star rating.

As the title implies, all the stories in this volume represent the start of something important to the world of Admiral Honor Harrington some 2,000 years in the future.

1) "By the Book" by Charles Gannon is a space detective story set only 338 years in the future, in the early stages of the "Diaspora" of humans from Earth, and the most readily identifiable common element between Honor's universe and this story is the dating system. However, it is also a story about how the emigration of humans to many other planets became possible.

2) "A Call to Arms" by Timothy Zahn introduces the character of Travis Long, who in this novella is a lieutenant. Travis is about to get his own series, currently slated to be a trilogy: he is the central character in the "Manticore Ascendant" series in which the first book, "A Call to Duty (Manticore Ascendant)" by David Weber and Timothy Zahn is due for publication on 7th October 2014.

In this case the beginning is that of the military tradition of the Royal Manticoran Navy: "A Call to Arms" tells of Travis Long's part in the RMN's first major battle, defending against a force of mercenaries hired by the Axelrod corporation in 1543 PD (e.
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Beginnings is a prequel to the Honour Harrington wonderful series, It begins with he father as a young boy who is in a bit of trouble joins the admiralty just to avoid being caught police. He works his way to an officer but gets involved in a plan to steal a ship from the west. who at they were the premier people as ship builders in the west.
Another great buck by David Weber and a must for anyone who has followed the series. . Any one chances on this book will find a wonderful
whole world in a star far from earth.. .
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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Nov. 2014
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Another anthology in the 'Worlds of Honor.' These are collections of short stories set in the same fictional universe as the popular 'Honor Harrington' series of military science fiction novels.

It probably goes without saying that this is not a jumping on point, but you will doubtless be a regular reader of the series if you are reading this, so that won't be a problem.

The book contains five stories. Two by regular series writer David Weber, and three by guest writers.

The common theme of the volume is beginnings. Thus all the stories are set a bit back in time in the series, and tell how certain things came to be.

First story, 'By the Book' by Charles E. Gannon, runs for one hundred and thirty five pages. It tells how an attempt to stop a hijacking in Earth's solar system leads to an investigation that uncovers a bigger plot. This has a good space action opening, but it's a big on the long side. Sags a little in the middle. And has some rather average characters. But the ending is good and give the reader food for thought.

Second story, 'A Call to Arms', is by Timothy Zahn. It features Travis, a character from a series he is currently co writing with David Weber, and tells of his struggle to prove himself as a naval member. Whilst his ship faces danger. This one is divided into chapters. It runs for ninety four pages. It does rather throw the reader in at the deep end to begin with so it takes a little getting used to. But once it does, a likeable lead and some very good space action make for a good read.

Third story, 'Beauty and the Beast', is by David Weber. This runs for one hundred and fifty two pages. It tells the story of how Honor's parents met and how their first meeting was anything but smooth.
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Some very good stories, a little overdone in places but great additions to the Honorverse.
I would recomend reading before Riseing Thunder or Storm from the Shadows. Some parts of those novels will make more sense having read this set.
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A good mixture of recent past and further past stories, from how Honor's parents met to an early Battle of Manticore in the proper "Hornblower in Space" mode. Enjoyable additions to the Honorverse.
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This book contains short stories stretching from Ante Diaspora up to the "present". Inevitably, the quality of the stories is variable, and I liked some better than others, hence only four stars.
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