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Wheels within wheels, worlds without end, but one will die...

Echoes is a Pocket VOY novel – #15 in the numbered series – written by Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in January 1998.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
The USS Voyager finds itself in a system where a planet might have existed, but doesn't. Where the planet should have been, millions and then billions of people are appearing from nowhere and dying in the vacuum of space.
To solve the mystery and save billions of lives, Captain Janeway will have to face alternate versions of herself and the crew of Voyager – not just one almost-mirror-image, but many. Janeway will have to find a way to work with her alternate selves, with whom she shares much but each of whom has a different agenda. At stake is the survival of Voyager and the lives of billions of innocents.

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Background information Edit

  • This is the only Star Trek novel written by Hoffman, who was a friend and colleague of Smith and Rusch. (Voyages of Imagination, pp. 289-290)
  • This story is set after VOY: "Deadlock", but before Kes leaves the ship in VOY: "The Gift".

Characters Edit

Kathryn Janeway
Tom Paris
B'Elanna Torres
Harry Kim
The Doctor

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#14: Marooned Pocket VOY
Numbered novels
#16: Seven of Nine