Changer of Worlds


            Lady Dame Honor Harringtonstarship captain, admiral, Steadholder, and Duchesshas spent decades defending the Star Kingdom of Manticore against all comers. Along the way, she has become the legend known as the Salamander from her habit of always being where the fire is hottest . . . and also a national bestseller (Ashes of Victory: #7, The Wall Street Journal).

            But its a big universe, and Honors actions affect a lot of lives, not all of them human. And their actions affect hera lesson Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington learns years before rising to command rank when a desperate battle against pirates who arent quite what they seem begins her brilliant career.

            Closer to home, in Changer of Worlds, a secret that the alien treecats have kept from their human friends for hundreds of years is about to come out . . . and completely change the relationship between the two species forever.

            Meanwhile, Eric Flint weighs in with From the Highlands. Honor cant be everywhere, so when the Peoples Republic of Haven tries to stage a political assassination on Earth, Anton Zilwickihusband of one of the Star Kingdoms most revered military martyrs, and father of a young woman who is clearly a chip off the old blocksteps into the breach . . . and takes the opportunity to settle some old scores along the way.

            And finally, Esther McQueen and Oscar Saint-Just square off for their final confrontation in Noveau Paris in Nightfall.


Granted, the decade has just begun, but David Weber shows all signs of being the science fiction phenomenon of the decade. Weber is often compared to C.S. Forester (the celebrated creator of Captain Horatio Hornblower), is the recipient of critical praise worthy of Heinlein or Asimov, and has hordes of voracious fans clamoring for more and more Weber. Fortunately for them, Weber keeps steadily producing book after book with first printings that sell out almost immediately, then go back into printing after printing after printing. His novels range from epic fantasy (Oath of Swords, The War Gods Own) to breathtaking space opera (Path of the Fury, The Armageddon Inheritance) to military science fiction with in-depth characterization (the celebrated and awesomely popular Honor Harrington novels, the New York Times bestselling Ashes of Victory being the latest). Reviewers call Weber irresistible .  . masterful (Publishers Weekly), highly entertaining (Booklist), outstanding . . . superb . . . excellent (Wilson Library Bulletin), remarkable (Kliatt), the best (Dragon), worth shouting about (Philadelphia Weekly Press), great (Locus), and the best writer around today (FosFax). Readers call Weber similar things, but mostly they call the Baen offices several times a week demanding more from their main man. Weber lives in South Carolina and, in spite of having gotten married a year ago, shows no sign of slowing down. . . .

Illustration by Carol Heyer
Cover design by Carol Russo Design

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, March 2001

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Copyright (c) 2001. "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" "Changer of Worlds" and "Nightfall" copyright (c) David Weber. "From the Highlands" copyright (c) Eric Flint.

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