History Trivia / HonorHarrington

28th Mar '16 5:48:43 AM Khathi
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Impeller signatures can be detected FTL. Since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_gravity#Possible_experimental_measurements a widely reported experiment in 2002]] supported the idea that gravitational waves travel at light speed, ''War of Honor'' explains that this works thanks to an echo off of hyperspace and not via direct detection.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: Impeller signatures can be detected FTL. Since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_gravity#Possible_experimental_measurements a widely reported experiment in 2002]] supported the idea that gravitational waves travel at light speed, ''War of Honor'' explains that this works thanks to an echo off of hyperspace and not via direct detection. And then the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_observation_of_gravitational_waves direct detection of the gravity waves in late 2015]], which without doubt proved their compliance to the lightspeed limit, definitely moved the matter into the realm of fiction.
18th Jul '15 11:29:38 PM Ramidel
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Impeller signatures can be detected FTL. Since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_gravity#Possible_experimental_measurements a widely reported experiment in 2002]] supported the idea that gravitational waves travel at light speed, ''War of Honor'' explains that this works thanks to an echo off of hyperspace and not via direct detection.
7th Jul '15 10:31:39 AM ChronoLegion
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** Some of the leaders of the Mesan Alignment have last names that match those of well-known movie directors: Anton [[Creator/RomanPolanski Polanski]], Joan [[Creator/StanleyKubrick Kubrick]], Robert [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Tarantino]], and [[Creator/RomanPolanski Roman]] [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]].
3rd Mar '15 4:51:40 AM ChronoLegion
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* ShoutOut: Dr. Janet Frazier in ''At All Costs'' is an obvious nod to Dr. Janet Fraiser of ''Series/StargateSG1''. Weber confirms this in an interview and explains that he was upset when the character was killed off in the show and decided to bring her back.
6th Jan '15 6:04:14 PM ChronoLegion
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* ItsPronouncedTropay: WordOfGod is that "Manticoran" is supposed to be pronounced with the emphasis on the third syllable (as "Man-ti-CORE-ahn"). However, all the audiobooks incorrectly put the emphasis on the second syllable (as "Man-TIK-er-ahn"). As it turns out, the fault lies not with the narrator but the author, who accidentally gave her the wrong pronunciation for the word in one of his emails. After the mistake was cleared up, it was decided that the incorrect pronunciation would stay in the sequels to avoid confusing the listeners.
23rd Aug '14 9:26:10 AM Austin
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* {{Expy}}: The Five Mandarins, the five Permanent Senior Undersecretaries who lead the Solarian League, have a lot in common with ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'s'' Group of Four, also by Weber.
** Both are groups of TheManBehindTheMan, rendering the people who are ''supposed'' to be in charge effectively puppets.
** Both are faced with a smaller enemy who is ''far'' more technologically advanced than they are.
** Both are highly focused on their own survival in the short term, and are thus making decisions that will prove disastrous in the long term.
* RetCon: [[http://honorverse.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Resizing The Great Resizing]], a mass revising of the ship sizes presented in the Honorverse which became necessary because WritersCannotDoMath.
2nd Feb '14 8:25:43 PM StarSword
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* AscendedFanon: The names "podnaught" and "SD(P)" for [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile pod-laying superdreadnoughts]] were originally {{Fan Nickname}}s used on Creator/DavidWeber's web forum. They got made official.

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* AscendedFanon: The names "podnaught" "podnought" and "SD(P)" for [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile pod-laying superdreadnoughts]] were originally {{Fan Nickname}}s used on Creator/DavidWeber's web forum. They got made official.
2nd Feb '14 8:25:33 PM StarSword
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* AscendedFanon: The names "podnaught" and "SD(P)" for [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile pod-laying superdreadnoughts]] were originally {{Fan Nickname}}s used on Creator/DavidWeber's web forum. They got made official.
11th Jan '14 10:10:28 AM LongLiveHumour
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: In ''A Beautiful Friendship'', the Harringtons have a meeting at a restaurant called "The Red Letter", owned by a person by the name of Creator/EricFlint. The fictional Flint is said to hail from the world of New Chicago, described as "a dumping ground for radical anarchists, socialists, and - especially - every member of the Levelers’ Association the government could round up after Old Earth’s Final War". The RealLife Flint, an occasional co-author with Weber in this and the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, is a self-admitted socialist, and currently lives near [[TheWindyCity Chicago]]. Also qualifies as a ShoutOut.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: In ''A Beautiful Friendship'', the Harringtons have a meeting at a restaurant called "The Red Letter", owned by a person by the name of Creator/EricFlint. The fictional Flint is said to hail from the world of New Chicago, described as "a dumping ground for radical anarchists, socialists, and - especially - every member of the Levelers’ Association the government could round up after Old Earth’s Final War". The RealLife Flint, an occasional co-author with Weber in this and the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, is a self-admitted socialist, and currently lives near [[TheWindyCity Chicago]].UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. Also qualifies as a ShoutOut.
9th Dec '13 7:34:43 PM AFP
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* Honor's actions in ''The Short Victorious War", assuming command of the fleet after her admiral is incapacitated, rather than having an admiral aboard another ship assume command during a key moment in the pitched battle, is likely based on the actions of US Navy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_McCandless Lieutenant Commander Bruce McCandless]] aboard USS ''San Francisco'' (CA-35) during the [[WorldWarII Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.]] Like Honor, Commander [=McCandless=] was decorated for his actions rather than court martialled (he was the seniormost surviving officer aboard ''San Francisco'', but by far not the seniormost officer in the task force), probably in large part because the outcome was an American victory against a larger Japanese force.

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* Honor's actions in ''The Short Victorious War", War'', assuming command of the fleet after her admiral is incapacitated, rather than having an admiral aboard another ship assume command during a key moment in the pitched battle, is likely based on the actions of US Navy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_McCandless Lieutenant Commander Bruce McCandless]] aboard USS ''San Francisco'' (CA-35) during the [[WorldWarII Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.]] Like Honor, Commander [=McCandless=] was decorated for his actions rather than court martialled (he was the seniormost surviving officer aboard ''San Francisco'', but by far not the seniormost officer in the task force), probably in large part because the outcome was an American victory against a larger Japanese force.
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