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Old February 19 2015, 04:20 PM   #1
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Voyager Standalone Books?

So apparently since I have dedicated all of my Voyager novel reading to the relaunch novel series...apparently I missed the fact that there are a ton of other Voyager books?!

I recently started dating a fellow Trekkie/Trekker and he has about 150 Star Trek books and I have been borrowing them (IT'S LIKE MY VERY OWN STAR TREK LIBRARY!!!). I noticed he has about 10 Voyager books that I have never read and missed somehow! Example: Echoes.

Started reading Echoes and it is pretty good so far. Are these in some sort of series or are they standalone? How are they? Worth reading all 10-15 books?
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Old February 19 2015, 06:51 PM   #2
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I recently started dating a fellow Trekkie/Trekker and he has about 150 Star Trek books and I have been borrowing them (IT'S LIKE MY VERY OWN STAR TREK LIBRARY!!!).
Lucky girl.

Anyway, I recall enjoying "Mosaic". It covers Janeway's hstory and gives you some good 'aha' moments as to why Janeway is Janeway.

These sites will give you a good indication of which books go where and if they are stand-alone or part of a series:

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star...r_%28Pocket%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...Voyager_novels

Go ahead and read'em all. You can always put it down and go to another if you feel the need.
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Old February 19 2015, 07:44 PM   #3
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Re: Voyager Standalone Books?

Captain Kathryn wrote: View Post
So apparently since I have dedicated all of my Voyager novel reading to the relaunch novel series...apparently I missed the fact that there are a ton of other Voyager books?!

I recently started dating a fellow Trekkie/Trekker and he has about 150 Star Trek books and I have been borrowing them (IT'S LIKE MY VERY OWN STAR TREK LIBRARY!!!). I noticed he has about 10 Voyager books that I have never read and missed somehow! Example: Echoes.

Started reading Echoes and it is pretty good so far. Are these in some sort of series or are they standalone? How are they? Worth reading all 10-15 books?
I love the season 1-3 Voyager books.
My favorite is "The Black Shore" by Greg Cox but there are many others which are great too.

A tip: Take a look at the Kes Website (link below). Check the Timeline and read the books in that order if possible.
You can also check out my book reviews but be careful for possible spoilers.
And yes, they are really worth reading all of them!
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Old February 19 2015, 10:02 PM   #4
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Re: Voyager Standalone Books?

Mosaic is a must read.

Also not mentioned that often is the Section 31 VOY book which you can read without reading the others.
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Old February 19 2015, 10:15 PM   #5
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Mosaic is a must read.

Also not mentioned that often is the Section 31 VOY book which you can read without reading the others.
Yeah, I don't mean the short stories or the Jeri Taylor books like Mosaic and Pathways. Love them though!

There seems to be a bundle of OTHER books I am unfamiliar with. There's like 10 other books that I haven't heard about until now! I am intrigued by the Section 31 VOY book!
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Old February 19 2015, 10:18 PM   #6
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Re: Voyager Standalone Books?

Yeah Trek books used to be numbered, there are literally hundreds of TNG and TOS ones like that. VOY had a bunch too. They were mostly stand alones that take place during the series.
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Ah, I see what happened. The ones I am borrowing from him are the numbered books. I always skipped them because for some reason I thought most of them were episode novelizations! But they aren't!

He also has a buttload of the DS9 numbered books. Gonna be doing so much reading.
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Old February 19 2015, 10:22 PM   #8
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The Escape and Echoes were both very enjoyable. The former captured the characters astonishingly well, considering it was written before the series aired!

Also loved Battle Lines. Chakotay's finest moment (and very similar to a mission the Silver Blood Voyager crew recall in "Course: Oblivion")
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Old February 19 2015, 10:36 PM   #9
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I thought The Escape was really cool. Very interesting use of time travel. Almost Who-ish, in a way.

And I'm a sucker for parallel stories so Echoes also was a great read. Although sometimes I got a bit lost trying to figure out who belonged in whose universe.
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Old February 19 2015, 10:55 PM   #10
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I have to say there are numbered DS9 books that are way better than the later relaunch (which did start off very well but IMO got quite muddled).
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Old February 20 2015, 06:04 AM   #11
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I don't recommend the Captain's Table: Fireship novel. I bought it because it was about Janeway but three chapters in, I put it down and never picked it up again. It's written in a very weird way and Janeway is kind of off.
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Old February 20 2015, 07:27 AM   #12
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I have Captains Table (all in one book) but I never read it. Reviews aren't good. I got it in a thrift store.
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Old February 20 2015, 08:25 AM   #13
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I don't recommend the Captain's Table: Fireship novel. I bought it because it was about Janeway but three chapters in, I put it down and never picked it up again. It's written in a very weird way and Janeway is kind of off.
I didn't like it either. I remember it was very weird. I read it once and then gave it away.
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Old February 20 2015, 09:29 PM   #14
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You should marry the guy and then they are also your books
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Old February 20 2015, 11:00 PM   #15
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OR borrow all of them and stage a nasty breakup so he can't ask for them back.
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