Best Beyer Voyager Book Thus Far?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Odo, Jan 3, 2013.


Best Beyer Voyager Book?

  1. String Theory: Fusion

    2 vote(s)
  2. Full Circle

    20 vote(s)
  3. Unworthy

    1 vote(s)
  4. Children of the Storm

    19 vote(s)
  5. The Eternal Tide

    12 vote(s)
  1. Odo

    Odo Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jun 8, 2011
    I'm currently finishing Kirsten Beyer's 'Full Circle' right now, which I have enjoyed, and figured Ms. Beyer has put out enough well-received Voyager material to warrant a poll. This is the only Voyager book I've read thus far, so I won't be participating in the poll, but thought that other readers might be interested in doing so. I myself am not really a Voyager fan, though I have enjoyed a fair share of episodes and believe that Ms. Beyer is pointing Voyager in the right direction. Good work Kirsten!
  2. Violet.Phoenix

    Violet.Phoenix Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 31, 2011
    A distant corner of the Zeta Quadrant...
    I've read all of the Voyager relaunch novels, and I absolutely loved Full Circle. Unworthy and Children of the Storm are also great, as is The Eternal Tide (which really has some rewarding surprises in it, IMO).

    Other people will probably have varying opinions, but the overall opinion on the relaunch has been very good thus far.
  3. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    For my money, it has to be Children of the Storm. So many wonderful feelings associated with that novel. To me, it embodied the Star Trek philosophy to its core.
  4. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Washington, DC
    This for me, too.

    Don't get me wrong, Full Circle is a hell of a book, and Eternal Tide is an even more hell of a book (or something...they're both great, is what I'm saying), but CotS really hit the philosophy of Trek perfectly. It's as perfect an encapsulation I've ever seen of why I'm a fan of Star Trek in the first place, with some of Kirsten's most intense and most beautiful writing. Killer novel.
  5. VDCNI

    VDCNI Captain Captain

    May 26, 2009
    London UK
    Children Of The Storm then Full Circle then Eternal Tide for me - Unworthy the only weak book of the bunch.
  6. zarkon

    zarkon Captain Captain

    Mar 24, 2011
    Of the four for me it was : good, good, fantastic, terrible.

    Children of the Storm is a must read.
  7. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    Full Circle for me. They've got steadily worse imho - not that any are less than damned good, but I don't think Children of the Storm or Eternal Tide are in the same league as Full Circle...

    Haven't read the String Theory book yet.
  8. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    I loved CotS and really liked both Unworthy and Eternal Tide, but to me, Full Circle is almost perfection. Chakotay finally turned into the character that I always hoped he would and the span of the book (2378-81) was amazing. I loved the Janeway parts as well as the Kahless/Klingon parts :klingon:. The revelation of what "Full Circle" was refering to, was also very cool. So...Full Circle all the way :techman:
  9. Hugh Cambridge

    Hugh Cambridge Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Feb 4, 2011
    Arras - France
    They are all very good, hard choice to make. I choose Full Circle because it was a real challenge to write a following to the story as it had been left by Golden, but the others are outstanding too.
  10. zarkon

    zarkon Captain Captain

    Mar 24, 2011
    So Chakotay is the real Pinnochio of star trek then
  11. shanejayell

    shanejayell Captain Captain

    Feb 4, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Voted Full Circle, but it's a real toss up between it, unworthy and children.

    Oddly I've grown to really DISLIKE Eternal Tide, sadly.
  12. Ood Sigma

    Ood Sigma Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 20, 2009
    Ood Sigma
    I voted "Full Circle" by a hair over "Children of the Storm". It was just so epic in scope and everything just felt right.

    Next comes "The Eternal Tide" followed closely by "Unworthy".

    "String Theory: Fusion" was pretty good but I prefer her post-finale books. Really you can't go wrong with any of them.
  13. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    Full Circle. I disliked the String Theory book a lot but then that trilogy bored me no matter who wrote what. All the other books have stuff I like but large parts of each of them are hard for me to get through easily. I blew through Full Circle though.
  14. Claudia

    Claudia Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 23, 2006
    Sector 001
    Children of the Storm.

    I liked Full Circle as well but the B'Elanna-bit just dragged on too much. CotS introduces great characters and embodies the spirit of exploration and meeting new life best.
  15. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    Whilst it was certainly a good novel, I don't get the love for Children Of The Storm. When all is said and done its another 'strange new worlds' exploration story, albeit a good one, in a franchise chock full of them. Full Circle was so much more.
  16. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Sure, exploration is the template for most of ST, but like any story template, it's a framework for exploring characters and ideas. It's the character work in CotS, and the potent way in which ST's core values and optimism are explored and affirmed, that make it so effective.
  17. Warp Coil

    Warp Coil Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    MD, USA
    Children of the Storm gets my vote. Full Circle is great, too, but the first part of the novel gets dragged down by all of the horrible leftover Christie Golden stuff that has to be resolved. Once that's out of the way, the novel picks up tremendously.
  18. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    You could have shortened the subject of this thread from "Best Beyer Voyager Book Thus Far" to "Best Voyager Book Thus Far" and gotten the same results. Just a thought. :)

    I went with Children of the Storm but I'm not going to argue with you if you picked Full Circle.
  19. AuntKate

    AuntKate Commodore Commodore

    Sep 18, 2002
    USA--smack dab in the middle
    I'd rate them this way: flawed, good, fantastic, great.

    Full Circle starts with a lot of promise in the first half, but just gets too bogged down. I think Children of the Storm is one of the best Trek books I've ever read. All in all, the relaunch is what Voyager has needed for a long, long time. :techman:
  20. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    A toss between Full Circle and Children Of The Storm, since I found them both equally good. Unworthy was ok. Eternal Tide... still not sure. I really should re-read. I got put off by the return of Janeway.