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Last week I finished reading Star Trek Voyager: A Pocket Full of Lies, by Kristin Beyer. I don’t know if I plan to do a full analysis of it, the way I normally do, but I did want list a few of my impressions.

Solicitation Blurb, from Memory Beta:

The Full Circle Fleet has resumed its unprecedented explorations of the Delta Quadrant and former Borg space. Commander Liam O’Donnell of the USS Demeter makes a promising first contact with the Nihydron – humanoid aliens that are collectors of history. They rarely interact with the species they study but have created a massive database of numerous races, inhabited planets, and the current geopolitical landscape of a large swath of the quadrant. When an exchange of data is proposed via a formal meeting, the Nihydron representatives are visibly shaken when Admiral Kathryn Janeway greets them. For almost a century, two local species – the Rilnar and the Zahl – have fought for control of the nearby planet Sormana, with both sides claiming it as their ancestral homeworld. The shocking part is that for the last several years, the Rilnar have been steadily gaining ground, thanks to the tactics of their current commanding officer: a human woman, who appears to be none other than Kathryn Janeway herself…

As always, these thoughts might contain SPOILERS.

Positives:

  • Use of Echeb and his character growth.
  • How the Post Traumatic Stress from Tuvok and Nancy Conlon
  • Use of forgotten timelines from Star Trek Voyager. “Year of Hell” and “Shattered”
  • The existence of a Krenim Temporal Defense Agency

Negatives:

  • Use of data dump about peripheral characters
  • Denzit Janeway’s refusal to believe in time travel
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