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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing!

Death of a Neutron Star is a Pocket VOY novel – #17 in the numbered series – written by Eric Kotani. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in March 1999.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
An alien scientist asks to join Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew in the investigation of an unprecedented scientific find. Soon USS Voyager is embroiled in a battle of wills among several alien races – each intent on manipulating the discovery toward its own end and decimating whole worlds in the process.
Janeway must stop a quest for knowledge from turning into a plot for destruction!

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Background information Edit

  • Author Eric Kotani (Yoji Kondo) derived the concept for the novel from an astrophysical paper he worked on in the late 1980s. After deciding not to submit the paper for publication, he began to consider developing it as a science fiction novel. (Voyages of Imagination, pp. 291-292)
  • An extract from this novel appeared in Star Trek Monthly issue 52.
  • The novel makes frequent reference to "the new shuttle", most likely intended to be a reference to the Delta Flyer, introduced to Voyager a few months before this book was published, with the novel written before specific details about the new ship were known.

Characters Edit

Kathryn Janeway
Chakotay
Tom Paris
Tuvok
Seven of Nine
Lieutenant Tyla
Doctor Mallik

References Edit

neutron star


Previous novel: Series Next novel:
#16: Seven of Nine Pocket VOY
Numbered novels
#18: Battle Lines

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