Star Trek: Voyager — Seven of Nine

{4.5/5} “Seven now realized what a violation she had been a part of. The destruction of the individual. She had heard and, to borrow a human phrase, rolled her eyes at Captain Janeway’s ranting about humans and other sentient beings would rather be dead than assimilated. Now, she realized that the captain was right.”

Star Trek: Voyager — Seven of Nine by Christie Golden, published in 1998

Voyager is travelling through the Lhiaarian Empire. A group of Skedan refugees helps cut through the red tape, and in return Captain Janeway gives them passage on Voyager. Everyone loves the friendly Skedans — except B’Elanna. Meanwhile, Seven is hallucinating ravens all the time and sometimes becomes another person.

It’s about coming to terms with things you’ve done in your past. It’s also about an unfit ruler and what should be done to remove him.

For some time, every antagonist has inevitably reminded me of Donald Trump. I look forward to the day when he is no longer in my thoughts.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

I’ve read 7 books by Golden. I previously reviewed Star Trek: Voyager — Marooned.

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3 Responses to “Star Trek: Voyager — Seven of Nine”

  1. James Says:

    Sounds like a classic Trek novel! Are there a lot of books written from the point of view of Seven of Nine?

    And I’m re-reading The Dead Zone… the whole Greg Stillson thing is more disturbing now than it ever was, speaking of Trump style villains.

  2. Dave Switzer Says:

    I haven’t read many Voyager novels, so I don’t really know. In the ones I have coming up I’m guessing she will be featured like the rest of the main characters (although Tuvok leaves the ship to join Riker on the Titan).

  3. Dave Switzer Says:

    Then there’s “No Time Like the Past,” a TOS novel where Seven — via time travel — meets our old friend James T. Kirk. It’s a good one.

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