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Questions tagged [honorverse]

The Honorverse is a fictional universe that serves as a setting for David Weber's Honor Harrington series of books. Named after the central character (Honor Harrington), the series later diverges, weaving together many different plots and sub-plots involving a vast number of characters across multiple star nations, all against the back-drop of a century-long inter-stellar war.

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What historical event was “A Grand Tour” in the Honorverse based on?

In the anthology More Than Honor (An anthology in the Honorverse, edited by David Weber), there is an author's note following A Grand Tour (By David Drake) claiming that the events are based on ...
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On what basis was William (Willie) Alexander a member of the Government before becoming Baron Grantville

Given that Hamish Alexander is Earl White Haven, and therefore holds the White Haven seat in the Lords, on what basis is William (Willie) Alexander first the Minister of the Exchequer and then leader ...
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How many books remain in the Honor Harrington series?

As of February 2015, there are 13 books. The latest is HH13 A Rising Thunder, and the story doesn't end there. How many books are still to come? By A Rising Thunder,
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In what story did Honor Harrington address the Weapons Development Board on the grav lance?

In David Weber's On Basilisk Station (end of chapter thirty-two), Andrew Yerensky asked Honor Harrington to address the Weapons Development Board. Honor responded: "Well, Commodore Yerensky, I don'...
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Why are inertial compensators only needed for crewed ships?

Honorverse spacecraft move around using a reactionless "impeller drive" based on gravity manipulation. This drive can accelerate craft at thousands or even tens of thousands of thousands of gravities ...
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In Honorverse canon known as of July 2014, which ships have been commanded by Honor Harrington?

Across all the various stories of the Honorverse, the question does arise as to how many commands the now-Duchess has held. Outside her serving in roles as a flag officer, which ships has she held ...
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How does time dilation affect Honorverse missiles?

The Honorverse is pretty good at telling us how long voyages take for "the universe at large" versus people on the ship. Their ships are limited to a speed of .8c, or slower in hyper-space. This ...
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What is the recommended order to read Honorverse works?

David Weber's Honorverse military SciFi series encompasses main series books, a couple of sub-series, and anthologies. Some of those works were published later but are in-universe prequels (e.g. "...
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First Gen vs Second Gen prolong in Honorverse

In the Honor Harrington series by David Weber they keep talking about life extension via Prolong. They distinguish between First Generation recipient and Second Generation recipient. I am trying to ...
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Effects of nuclear explosions in space? [closed]

In the Honor Harrington universe, ship-to-ship combat takes two forms: missiles and direct energy weapons. Missiles come in two forms - bomb-pumped lasers and contact nukes. Both use multi-megaton ...
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Has Baen Books released a non-ARC version of Mission of Honor?

Baen books has a history of releasing compilation CDs of novels, licensed for free sharing (including electronically) in the bindings of 1st edition hardcovers. Typically, this includes the series to ...
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What are the different forms of FTL travel and how do they interact?

The Honorverse includes several different forms of FTL travel, and I must admit I'm confused about the differences. There's 'hyper', which has different 'bands', each with a different relative speed ...
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How does the Impeller Wedge in the Honor Harrington series work?

I may have missed it somewhere, but how does the impeller wedge in the Honor Harrington series work. I am only a couple of books in, but I don't quite understand how the impeller wedge works to offer ...