In certain franchises/shared universes, there are well known mechanisms for ensuring internal consistency (E.g. Star Wars has LucasFilm's Holocron/LSG).

David Weber's Honorverse is a shared universe of books/stories, where other writers participate as well as Weber himself.

Is there a mechanism that Weber uses for ensuring the universe's internal consistency? (Database? forum? specific set of people? his own memory?)

  • meta question discussing whether this question type is in-scope: meta.literature.stackexchange.com/questions/19/…
    – DVK
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 18:05
  • From the wikipedia article of the honorverse: (unsourced, not sufficient for an answer): "The series' canon is maintained solely by its creator, who acts as editor in the few works in the universe by other collaborating authors."
    – VicAche
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 10:26
  • " Once I'd chosen my historical template, I sat down and constructed the basic universe: political units, available technologies, naval strategic and tactical doctrines, historical evolution, etc... And, I will confess, I deliberately constructed my navel technological toolbox in a way which would create something with clear parallels between three-dimensional space-going warfare and the two-dimensional broadside warfare of the eighteenth century." davidweber.net/faqs/index/page:3/series:3
    – VicAche
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 10:48
  • @VicAche - doesn't answer exaustively (since doesn't explain what methodology he uses for editing), but definitely enough info for an answer.
    – DVK
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 13:55


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