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Similarity to other David Weber works

"Hell's Gate" and "Hell Hath No Fury", by David, Linda Evans, and Joelle Presby, take the clash of science and magic to a whole new dimension...join us in a friendly discussion of this engrossing series!
Similarity to other David Weber works
Post by orelsi   » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:38 pm

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This is one of the few novels of his that I never tried reading. What would you say is the closest of his other novels/series, in any terms you like to make said comparison.

The "magical" aspect has always kept me at an arm's length, but some of the topics in the forum got me curios.
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Re: Similarity to other David Weber works
Post by ThisName1   » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:11 pm

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Honestly I'd have to say the closest is the Honor Harrington series. It has the same sort of... feel? I guess you could call it? The difference between magic and tech feels to me like the divide between manticore and haven. I really love this series and hope they get back to it soon but it's been years since the last book and I'm not holding out hope for a new one any time soon.
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Re: Similarity to other David Weber works
Post by PeterZ   » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:53 am

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Don't get hung up on the magic. View magic as a direct neural interface with technology and you will be very close how the books represent it. Between that and nano tech most of Arcana's magic is explained.

I would agree with orelsi on similar Weber novels. The Honorverse tells the story of a conflict between complex civilisations much like the Multiverse. The stories address similar themes weaving the characters together.
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