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March's Sci-Fi - On Basilisk Station by David Weber

Please join us as we discuss On Basilisk Station by David Weber. Occasionally described as "Horatio Hornblower in space", this outstanding military science fiction novel weds the best of 19th century British naval adventures with interesting technologies and cultures across a complex interstellar politico-economic backdrop. Although the novel is the first in the Honor Harrington series, the story stands alone very well. The book is a fairly quick read, at about 458 pages.

Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. The smaller morning discussion can be found here.

From Baen:

Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her. But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They've made her mad.

*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Edie

    Great conversation, very moderated, many ideas worth looking at, good participation. Let's hold onto this model. Thanks Vijay.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Kevin

    Odles of fun.

    March 25, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    Interesting for my first book discussion

    March 24, 2013

  • Ellen H.

    Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    March 24, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    Sorry, have house hunting stuff

    March 23, 2013

  • Andrija P.

    Something has come up - enjoy the discussion!

    March 22, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, just another reminder to please update your RSVP if you can't make it, to avoid a no-show and give someone on the waitlist a chance to attend. Thanks!

    March 21, 2013

  • Vijay

    Now that we're less than a week away, please update your RSVP as soon as possible if your availability has changed, to give someone on the waitlist a chance to attend. Thanks!

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Tom C.

    A conflict has come up; I'll be in class that day.

    March 16, 2013

  • Karla K.

    I just scheduled my induction for this date so I'm going to RSVP no here and take myself off the waitlist for the morning session. I'll see you guys at the next one!

    March 13, 2013

    • Vijay

      Good luck!

      March 13, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone, We're less than 2 weeks away, and we have a fairly deep waitlist. If your plans have changed or you're no longer interested in attending, please update your RSVP asap to give someone else a chance. Thanks!

    March 12, 2013

  • David L.

    Looking forward to my first meeting!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Shannon

    Ah.... I have to fly out today for work. Sorry!

    March 4, 2013

  • Samuel L.

    Baen distributed CDs with most of the early books in the series. These can be freely duplicated. See for the War of Honor cd in iso format.

    January 31, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    Great note Annelle. Other formats are also available at the Baen Free Library

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • Annelle

    FYI The Kindle edition of "On Basilisk Station" is free right now on Amazon.

    2 · January 24, 2013

  • Ellen H.

    Time to re-read it!

    1 · January 24, 2013

  • David L.

    Looking forward to my first meeting!

    1 · January 24, 2013

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