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David Weber

USA (1952 - )

David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

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 is an homage to C. S. Forester's character Horatio Hornblower and her last name from a fleet doctor in Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander. Her story, together with the "Honorverse" she inhabits, has been developed through 13 novels and four shared-universe anthologies, as of spring 2006 (other works are in production). In 2008, he donated his archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.

Many of Weber's books are available online, either in their entirety as part of the Baen Free Library or, in the case of more recent books, in the form of sample chapters (typically the first 25-33% of the work).
InsurrectionCrusadeIn Death GroundThe Shiva Option
The Stars at WarThe Stars at War II
Mutineer's MoonThe Armageddon InheritanceHeirs of EmpireEmpire from the Ashes
On Basilisk StationThe Honor of the QueenThe Short Victorious WarField of Dishonor
Flag in ExileHonor Among EnemiesIn Enemy HandsEchoes of Honor
Ashes of VictoryWar of HonorAt All CostsMission of Honor
A Rising ThunderHouse of Steel: The Honorverse Companion
Oath of SwordsThe War God's OwnWind Rider's OathWar Maid's Choice
Oath of Swords / Sword Brother
March UpcountryMarch to the SeaMarch to the StarsWe Few
Empire of ManThrone of Stars
Crown of SlavesTorch of FreedomCauldron of Ghosts
The Shadow of SaganamiStorm from the ShadowsShadow of Freedom
Bolo!Old Soldiers
New Multiverse (with Linda Evans)
1. Hell's Gate (2006)
2. Hell Hath No Fury (2007)
Hell's GateHell Hath No Fury
Off Armageddon ReefBy Schism Rent AsunderBy Heresies DistressedA Mighty Fortress
How Firm a FoundationMidst Toil and TribulationLike a Mighty ArmySafehold Boxed Set 1
Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington and Other Stories
A Beautiful FriendshipFire SeasonTreecat Wars
Manticore Ascendant (with Timothy Zahn)
1. A Call to Duty (2014)
A Call to Duty
Series contributed to
16331634: The Baltic War
The Excalibur Alternative
Anthology series
More Than HonorWorlds of HonorChanger of WorldsThe Service of the Sword
In Fire ForgedBeginnings
Anthologies edited
Foreign Legions
Anthologies containing stories by David Weber
The Williamson EffectWorlds of Honor
Short stories
A Certain Talent (1996)
The Hard Way Home (1998)
What Price Dreams? (1998)

David Weber recommends
Voyage to Eneh
Voyage to Eneh (2000)
(Seas of Kilmoyn, book 1)
Roland J Green
"A hell of a good read."
When the Devil Dances
When the Devil Dances (2002)
(Posleen War, book 3)
John Ringo
Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart
Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart (2002)
(Through Wolf's Eyes, book 2)
Jane Lindskold
"What do you get when you mix lost magic and feral children with dynastic politics, wolf social dynamics, treason, and overambitious, social-climbing parents? You get Jane Lindskold's new novel Through Wolf's Eyes and another stay-up-to-finish-the-last-page read."
Hell's Faire
Hell's Faire (2003)
(Posleen War, book 4)
John Ringo
Black Powder War
Black Powder War (2006)
(Temeraire, book 3)
Naomi Novik
"Naomi Novik has done for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for science fiction: constructed an alternate reality in which dragons are real in a saga that is impressively original, fully developed, and peopled with characters you care about."
Firestorm (2011)
(Destroyermen, book 6)
Taylor Anderson
"I cannot recommend Taylor Anderson too highly."
Unbreakable (2015)
(Chronicles of Promise Paen, book 1)
W C Bauers
"I highly recommend it."
Artemis Invaded
Artemis Invaded (2015)
(Artemis Awakening, book 2)
Jane Lindskold
"One of the very best things Jane Lindskold has ever done. I enjoyed if enormously."

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