Completion Date: August 23, 2007
Publication Year: 2003
A Book in the Star Trek: Voyager series
Reason for Reading: I always thought they should have done a movie or something to show what it was like when Voyager got home, but they never did, so I decided I had to read this book and its sequel to see what it was like for the crew.
After seven long years in the Delta Quadrant, the crew of the Starship Voyager™ now confront the strangest world of all: home. For Admiral Kathryn Janeway and her stalwart officers, Voyager's miraculous return brings new honors and responsibilities, reunions with long-lost loved ones, and for some, such as the Doctor and Seven of Nine, the challenge of forging new lives in a Federation that seems to hold little place for them.I put off this book for one main reason, it and its sequel are essencially one book broken into two. That really annoys me about books, and I was hoping that they would put them together for a later release, but I do not think Voyager gets the sort of market that say Star Trek: The Original Series or Star Trek: The Next Generation receives. There actually has not been a Star Trek: Voyager book in a couple years, unlike the other series. Anyways, I am not a big fan of books being made two books when they are really just one. I know that Star Trek books are generally short, but loyal fans will not mind.
But even as Janeway and the others go their separate ways, pursuing new adventures and opportunities, a mysterious cybernetic plague strikes Earth, transforming innocent men, women, and children into an entirely new generation of Borg. Now the entire planet faces assimilation, and Voyager may be to blame!
So, this book fills the readers in on what life was like when Voyager returned to the Alpha Quadrant. It takes up almost exactly after the last words spoken on the series finale of the show and takes readers through a period of time spent on Earth. It shows the development of relationships, reunions with family members, adjusting to life on Earth for those that have not been, and much more. Just in case readers thing the book is rather, well, boring, by the usual adventure story idea, there are a few more things for the Voyager crew to team up and fix during the course of the book.
All in all, for me, this book was good because it cured some of my curiousity following the competion of the series. There are better Star Trek books, but for what this book was for it was sufficiant.