July 14th, 2009


David Weber has become the Tom Clancy of SF.

Stop me if I've said this before...but it's time we all admitted that Honor Harrington has become Jack Ryan. Oh, not in every respect, but let's face it, she's not following the trajectory of Horatio Hornblower any more. The relatively slim novels of naval derring-do amidst the stars have become gargatious tomes laden with all manner of political skulduggery, diplomatic hoo-ha, and (God save the mark!) blueprints. All that remains now is playing the parlor game of figuring out who the John Clark and Ding Chavez of the Honorverse are, to say nothing of the Foleys; we already know who Admiral Cutter was played by.
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