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For the VOY episode with a similar title, please see "Life Line".

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Lifeline is a Star Trek: Voyager - Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the first novel in the series – written by Bobbi JG Weiss and David Cody Weiss. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in August 1997.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Cadet Kathyrn Janeway [sic], the ambitious daughter of Vice Admiral Edward Janeway, is determined to prove herself at Starfleet Academy. Her tough commander, Etienne Mallet, demands perfection, but Kathyrn is ready for the challenge.
It isn't easy, especially with two roommates: a pair of identical Diasoman twins named ThrumPol. Kathyrn thinks she can face the pressure alone, but when she and Pol fail their second dorm drill and Mallet assigns them to a holodeck test, Kathyrn panics. Suddenly, she's out of control!
It's time to call on her secret weapon to help her through the crisis... until Mallet discovers her weakness and issues the ultimate challenge...

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Background information Edit

  • The book jacket consistently misspells Janeway's name as "Kathyrn".

Characters Edit

Kathryn Janeway
First year cadet.
Edward Janeway
Kathryn's father, Starfleet Vice Admiral .
Janeway's father appeared in VOY: "Coda" and was given the rank of Vice Admiral but not a first name; the novel uses the name established by Jeri Taylor in Mosaic.
Etienne Mallet
Identical twins; first year cadets

References Edit

Starfleet Academy

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