WORLDS OF WEBER: MS. MIDSHIPWOMAN HARRINGTON AND OTHER STORIES by David Weber, dust jacket by Bob Eggleton. Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2008. 1st edition hardcover.
Subterranean Press presents a mammoth (over 250,000 words) career retrospective collection by New York Times Best-Selling Writer David Weber.
Treecats, starships, dragons, alternate history, self-aware Bolo supertanks, wizards, sailing ships, ironclads....
For twenty years, David Weber has been taking readers to destinations strange and fantastical, from his best-selling Honor Harrington novels and short stories to the swords-and-sorcery of Norfressa and the shared universes of his own and other writers. If you haven't already read these stories, you should. Find out how Giles Habibula really joined Jack Williamson's Legion of Space. Visit 17th-century Magdeburg for the creation of the United States Navy a hundred and fifty years early, and go with John Paul Jones as he wins the Revolutionary War...for George III. Fight dragons and demons with U.S. Marines in a most unexpected campaign, find out how humans and treecats first met, share Honor Harrington's very first battle, and discover the true cost of self-awareness for war machines who learn to care.
Open the door and peep inside, but be careful! Once you step into the worlds of Weber, you may not want to go home again.
Limited to 2000 trade hardcover copies.
Table of Contents:
A Certain Talent,
In the Navy,
The Captain from Kirkbean,
Sir George and the Dragon,
A Beautiful Friendship,
Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington,
Miles to Go,
From Publishers Weekly:
"This hefty and moving reprint collection of nine novellas written between 1995 and 2007 fills in the corners of Weber's celebrated Honor Harrington series (most recently 2005's At All Costs) and offers several other variations on political and military themes... With restraint and good taste, Weber tempers his mourning for war's destruction with heartfelt celebrations of the honorable men, women, creatures and machines of the armed forces."
"The creator of Honor Harrington explains this volume's heft by admitting that he likes to tell long stories, hence his many long novels and the fact that even his short stories arenít very... they constitute a sampling of what a genius-level storyteller does between novels that is worth adding to most sf collections."
Fine in fine dj. OUT OF PRINT.