Beginnings is the the sixth anthology of short stories set in David Weber's Honorverse, published on July 2, 2013. An electronic advanced reader copy was published by Baen Books in late March of the same year.
It contains the following stories:
- A story from the early days of the Diaspora discribes how a small group of opposition fighters decided to bring about the Economic Winter of 252 PD in order to destroy the tyrannical Earth Union and free humanity for the journey to the stars.
by Timothy Zahn
- In the early days of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Lieutenant Travis Uriah Long has to deal with cronyism and injustice within the Royal Manticoran Navy, while a powerful enemy approaches intent on taking over the Manticore System.
- Long will be the main protagonist of Zahn's upcoming prequel trilogy.
by David Weber
- This story describes Lieutenant Alfred Harrington's arrival on Beowulf for his medical education – and his first meeting with a beautiful young woman named Allison Chou...
by David Weber
- Teenage colonist and aspiring Naval officer Honor Harrington and the treecat Laughs Brightly both have plans for their respective futures, but when they come across one another in the woods of Sphinx, where dangerous predators lurk, they soon learn that even the best laid plans mean nothing compared to the bonding of two souls.
- Claire Bedlam Lecroix, one of the first women to serve as an officer candidate in the Grayson Space Navy, faces numerous challenges in a uniformed service almost completely dominated by men.
|Book Companions||Ad Astra Companions|
|HOS||House of Steel Companion||SOTF||Ships of the Fleet Calendars|
|HOSH||House of Shadows Companion||SITS||Saganami Island Tactical Simulator|
|HOL||House of Lies Companion|
|Jayne's Intelligence Review||Jayne's Fighting Ships of the Galaxy|
|JIR1||The Royal Manticoran Navy||SB1||Ship Book 1: The Havenite Sector|
|JIR2||The Havenite Republican Navy||SB2||Ship Book 2: The Silesian Confederacy|
|JIR3||The Silesian Confederate Navy||SB3||Ship Book 3: The Short Victorious War|