Book Review: Star Trek: Voyager: Unworthy

Voyager Unworthy

Star Trek: Voyager: Unworthy, by Kirsten Beyer

When Seven has a mental breakdown after hearing about the death of her beloved aunt, Chakotay resigns his commission to take care of her. He decides to take her back to Voyager to join a fleet heading back to the Delta quadrant, searching for answers to the recent Borg assimilation by the Caeliar. Shortly after arriving, the fleet comes across a cooperative of races that idolize the Borg. To make matters worse, there seems to be a saboteur on board, with an unknown agenda.

Besides Chakotay and Seven, several other original Voyager characters return. Tom Paris, Harry Kim, and the Doctor have joined the fleet. And B’Elanna Torres and her daughter have planned a rendezvous with Paris that goes awry. Following the aftermath of the Borg invasion and Janeway’s death, spirits are low. But when the remaining former crew members meet up again, it soon begins to feel like old times. Though, there were quite a few new characters, of which I sometimes lost track.

Since there has been a revamp to the Star Trek universe (and of course, Voyager found it’s way home), this is a different crew than the one we’re all familiar with from the show. But there is no less mystery and adventure. The story is complex with quite a bit of emotional turmoil involving several characters. But race relations and exploration remain at the forefront, leaving this Star Trek fan satisfied and excited about where Voyager ventures next.

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