Star Trek: Voyager — The Farther Shore

{4.5/5} “The question as to why the Borg virus had lay dormant for so long was an easily answerable one, and she wondered why neither she nor Fletcher had figured it out before now. Or maybe it wasn’t that great of a mystery. Maybe they just hadn’t wanted to acknowledge the dreadful truth. In order for the Borg virus to be activated, someone had to issue a specific command. That someone could be none other than the Borg queen.”

Star Trek: Voyager — The Farther Shore by Christie Golden, published in 2003

People all over Earth are turning into Borg — at first, it was just a few but it’s spreading. Starfleet is trying to keep it a secret, and they also question everyone from Voyager — and throw Seven and Icheb in jail. Meanwhile, Harry gets an anonymous message that says it’s a conspiracy and comes from within the Federation. As for the Doctor, Janeway enlists the help of someone she hopes can get him the rights he deserves — Commander Data.

This is the sequel to Homecoming.

It’s a big caper, in the tradition of Prime Directive. Or, to put it another way, it’s an action packed story in the best Voyager tradition.

I like how someone who’s been an antagonist comes over to their side when presented with the evidence.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

I’ve read 10 books by Golden, and there’s another one coming up.

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