- David Weber New Books
- Dahak Series
- Honor Harrington Series
- Worlds of Honor Anthologies
- More Honorverse Books
- Manticore Ascendant
- Honorverse Young Adult Novels
- Honorverse Companion Book
- Safehold Series
- Starfire Series
- War God Series
- Empire of Man Series
- Assiti Shards/Ring of Fire Series
- Multiverse Series
- Furies Series
- Bolo Series
- Gordian Protocol Series
- Other David Weber Books
- What Are Some of the Best Books by David Weber?
- David Weber Biography
- Praise for David Weber
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Last Updated onDavid Weber is a prolific science-fiction and fantasy author known for popular series like Honor Harrington, Dahak, and Safehold. Reading the David Weber books in order is a wonderful journey into this amazing world of military science-fiction, space opera, and even fantasy novels written over several decades.
With the many books by David Weber published so far, you will be in his world for many hours to come. Also, especially in the Honor Harrington series, there are so many books written that newcomers to the Honorverse might find it a bit difficult knowing which books to start with.
Here are the David Weber books in order for his books starting from Insurrection, his debut novel, all the way to his latest novels written to date.
David Weber New Books
- Mutineer’s Moon (Dahak #1), 1991
- The Armageddon Inheritance (Dahak #2), 1994
- Heirs of Empire (Dahak #3), 1996
Honor Harrington Series
- On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington #1), 1993
- The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington #2), 1993
- The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington #3), 1994
- Field of Dishonor (Honor Harrington #4), 1994
- Flag in Exile (Honor Harrington #5), 1995
- Honor Among Enemies (Honor Harrington #6), 1996
- In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington #7), 1997
- Echoes of Honor (Honor Harrington #8), 1998
- Ashes of Victory (Honor Harrington #9), 2000
- War of Honor (Honor Harrington #10), 2002
- At All Costs (Honor Harrington #11), 2005
- Mission of Honor (Honor Harrington #12), 2010
- A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington #13), 2012
- Uncompromising Honor (Honor Harrington #14), 2018
Worlds of Honor Anthologies
- More Than Honor (Worlds of Honor #1), 1998
- Worlds of Honor (Worlds of Honor #2), 1999
- Changer of Worlds (Worlds of Honor #3), 2001
- The Service of the Sword (Worlds of Honor #4), 2003
- In Fire Forged (Worlds of Honor #5), 2011
- Beginnings (Worlds of Honor #6), 2013
More Honorverse Books
- Crown of Slaves, 2003 (with Eric Flint)
- The Shadow of Saganami, 2004
- Storm from the Shadows, 2009
- Torch of Freedom, 2009 (with Eric Flint)
- Shadow of Freedom, 2013
- Cauldron of Ghosts, 2014 (with Eric Flint)
- Shadow of Victory, 2016
Honorverse Young Adult Novels
Honorverse Companion Book
- Off Armageddon Reef (Safehold #1), 2007
- By Schism Rent Asunder (Safehold #2), 2008
- By Heresies Distressed (Safehold #3), 2009
- A Mighty Fortress (Safehold #4), 2010
- How Firm a Foundation (Safehold #5), 2011
- Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold #6), 2012
- Like a Mighty Army (Safehold #7), 2014
- Hell’s Foundations Quiver (Safehold #8), 2015
- At the Sign of Triumph (Safehold #9), 2016
- Through Fiery Trials (Safehold #10), 2019
- Insurrection (Starfire #1), 1990
- Crusade (Starfire #2), 1992
- In Death Ground (Starfire #3), 1997
- The Shiva Option (Starfire #4), 2002
War God Series
- Oath of Swords (War God #1), 1998
- The War God’s Own (War God #2), 2004
- Wind Rider’s Oath (War God #3), 2012
- War Maid’s Choice (War God #4), 2015
- Sword of the South (War God #5), 2015
Empire of Man Series
co-authored with John Ringo
- March Upcountry (Empire of Man #1), 2001
- March to the Sea (Empire of Man #2), 2002
- March to the Stars (Empire of Man #3), 2003
- We Few (Empire of Man #4), 2005
Assiti Shards/Ring of Fire Series
co-authored with Eric Flint
Gordian Protocol Series
(with Jacob Holo)
- The Gordian Protocol, 2019
- The Valkyrie Protocol, 2020
Other David Weber Books
What Are Some of the Best Books by David Weber?
David Weber has written a lot of books, most of them in the science-fiction genre, but also a few in the fantasy genre. So, if you are new to reading David Weber books, first you need to decide which genre is your favorite.
If you are here for the sci-fi genre, like most of the readers of this author, you’ve got to start with the Honorverse series. Honor Harrington is one of David Weber’s most long-lasting and most loved characters.
Once you’ve read the currently 10 published books in the series, then you can pick up the rest of the Honorverse-universe books. Alternatively, for a more light-hearted and shorter series, you could never go wrong with his Dahak series, also called Mutineer’s Moon based on the series’ first book.
In fact, Mutineer’s Moon was my first introduction to this author, following which I went on to devour everything else David Weber has written. I love his writing because let’s face it, no one’s doing space opera better than him (well, except for maybe Orson Scott Card in his Ender’s series).
David Weber Biography
The sci-fi and fantasy American author David Mark Weber was born in 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio. When David was 2 years old, his family moved to Greenville, South Carolina.
He always wanted to write, and, in fact, he began writing while attending the Simpsonville Elementary School in the fifth’s grade. Next, he went to the Hillcrest Junior High School, and then to Hillcrest High School. At the age of 16, he won the first place awards for poetry and short story in the Greenville Arts Festival.
After graduating from high school in 1970, David Weber held several jobs in the writing and advertising world. He worked as a copywriter, a proofreader, typesetter and also a paste-up artist, a job that predated the current computer graphics design and desktop publishing programs. He got encouraged to write sales letters from his mom who had a job as a copywriter with a popular advertising agency.
David then went to college at Greenville Tech, then at Warren Wilson College, following which he enrolled at the Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina where he got his M.A. in history.
Besides writing ads for radio, television, newspapers, and magazines, David Weber also wrote articles, government and annual reports, white papers and all sorts of other business and political related papers.
Later on, he worked in creating wargame designs for the Starfire tabletop board games (upon which he later on also wrote several Starfire books). In fact, Insurrection was the author’s debut novel, published in 1990 with Steve White, a military science-fiction book which would become the first in the Starfire series which currently includes four books.
Soon the author David Mark Weber realized (at the gentle nudging of his publisher, Baen Books), that writing books in a series is more his style than writing standalone novels. Thus he started thinking of various series he could discuss with the publisher as possibilities of next works.Maybe the most popular of these proposals was the one to become the Honor Harrington series.
In the 1990s, the author suffered a severe injury to his wrist which left him unable to write for a long time. During this time, he instead used voice recognition software to dictate this books since there was an immediate deadline to deliver his manuscript to the publisher.
Most of the David Weber books are part of the military science-fiction genre, one which is loved by many fans who also enjoy the books by Greg Bear.
Currently, David Weber has around 60 books written and published, many of which have been translated into different languages. Most books, besides being military sci-fi novels, have at their heart topics as religion, as well as decision making at a personal level. The author is a religious person, and he even mentioned in various interviews that he is trying to make religious statements in his books. In real life, David Weber is also a United Methodist lay preacher, so religious themes are second nature to him to explore in his stories.
Also, he likes to challenge the stereotypical genre roles. Honor Harrington is a strong woman who is often the focus of the Honorverse series of military sci-fi books. She is a born leader, one who never complains, never whines, but takes responsibility for her actions.
David’ Weber’s latest book in the Manticore Ascendant series is A Call to Vengeance, which was published in 2018, as part of the Honorverse universe. The Manticore series is a prequel to the Honor Harrington books, predating it by 400 years in the past. The series follows the tales of Travis Long, who enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy and is now an officer who, along with Lisa Donnelly and other officers and friends, has to defend the Star Kingdom and the Navy from outside attacks.
The whole Honorverse series by the science fiction author David Weber should be read in order of books for each separate series within the universe, at least for the Honor Harrington books.
In 2019, David Weber wrote a standalone sci-fi novel with author Jacob Holo titled The Gordian Protocol. The book is a story of alternate realities, of time travel, and of numerous universes. It features Benjamin Schröder who was plagued by what psychologists call false memories until he realizes they aren’t false at all. All those things he dreamt about are real, and if he doesn’t do something to stop the temporal storm front rushing towards the distant future, everything will be gone.
One of my favorite set of books is the Safehold series by David Weber, however, they are not part of the Honorverse world.
It is interesting that David Weber has never considered himself writing short stories. He even mentioned that the Honor Harrington series doesn’t lend itself to write a short story within at all. Still, over the years, he wrote several short stories, including Sir George and the Dragon, The Traitor, and A Certain Talent, some of which he wrote for the Bolo Anthology created by Baen Books.
In 1998 David Weber married Sharon, with whom he has three children. They live together in Greenville, South Carolina. where David is working on his next book.
Praise for David Weber
Vast, complex, intricate, subtle, and unlaydownable. This looks like the start of the biggest thing in science fiction since Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. Dave Duncan on the Safehold series)
A complex and fascinating epic about change, identity, and the nature of faith. (Publishers Weekly)
Effortlessly exceeds the magnificence of its predecessor…I cannot emphasize how much I want to read the next chapter in the Safehold saga. (Fantasy Book Critic)