Christopher Weuve is one of the founding members of BuNine (David Weber’s Honorverse technical support team), and currently serves as BuNine’s president and designated extrovert.
A professional naval analyst and wargame designer, Chris spent six years at the Center for Naval Analyses (where he first noted that the Combat Information Center of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer would make an excellent starship bridge), and then five years on the research faculty of the US Naval War College, specializing in the use of wargaming as a research tool. Outside the day job, he was the “military expert” for the Discovery Channel’s Curiosity (Alien Invasion) show, and is (to the best of his knowledge) the only person ever interviewed (twice!) by the journal Foreign Policy about science fiction warships.
With BuNine, Chris was an editor for House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion, in which he also co-authored (with David Weber) the “Building a Navy in the Honorverse” chapter. In 2013, he was an organizer of the groundbreaking Honorcon science fiction convention, in which BuNine members provided much of the content in the form of in-depth technical presentations.
As both an avid science fiction fan since before he was old enough to read and a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, Chris spends his time analyzing Real-World™ naval warfare and how similar subjects are represented in science fiction. He still describes himself as an Iowan, almost three decades after he moved east.