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gabriela

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Report this Jan. 07 2010, 10:20 am

Can anyone tell me in what order were voyager books publish?
Thank you

brcarthey

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Report this Jan. 07 2010, 10:48 am

i'm not sure what you mean. do you mean in what order do the books take place or when was each actually published?  

the best place to read up on all the voyager books is the voyager novel page at memory-beta.

gabriela

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Report this Jan. 07 2010, 10:51 am

In what order should I read them.

brcarthey

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Report this Jan. 07 2010, 11:10 am

well, that's a tough one since all the books that take place during the series (numbered and un-numbered) don't really have any bearing on one another nor the series itself.  now there are several books that have been written since voyager went off the air. the "string theory" trilogy is a superb set that takes places b/t seasons 4 and 5.  

however, if you're just interested in what takes place after voyager gets home then start with the four christie golden penned novels ("homecoming," "farther shore," the two "spirit walk" books, in that order) then move onto the kirsten beyer penned novels "full circle" and "unworthy."  IMO the golden novels are okay while the beyer are excellent.  since TPTB at pocket book are trying to bring TNG, DS9 and VOY (and titan) into the same time line of events) you may want to also read two TNG novels that directly affect voyager, "before dishonor" and the "destiny" trilogy.  those will certainly offer insight as to why KB had to make some of the storyline choices that she did, but they are not necessary by any means.

Lynx677

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Report this Jan. 07 2010, 5:24 pm

Quote (gabriela @ Jan. 06 2010, 11:51 am)
In what order should I read them.

I would suggest that you read the season 1-3 books in the order they are presented in this Timeline.

Book reviews and explanations to their place in the Timeline and comments on odd things and contradictions can be found here.

EzrianBashirax

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Report this Jan. 07 2010, 5:29 pm

I agree. Read the numbered novels in order, then read the unnumbered ones in really any order.
(Pathways, Mosiac, Nanotech Wars, the episode novelizations, and String Theory) Then read the post-series books that brcarthey mentioned. They are very good, especially Full Circle and Unworthy. On the other hand, I've been of the opinion that the majority of the numbered novels with the exception of the Dark Matters trilogy leave a lot to be desired. Especially in the first ten or so.

Lynx677

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Report this Jan. 08 2010, 1:33 am

Reading the numbered novels in order isn't always the best solution because they are somewhat randomly published and the un-numbered books do have their place in a timeline as well. As for the season 1-3 books, the best reading order is:

1. Caretaker
2. The Escape
3. Ragnarok
4. Violations
5. Incident At Arbuk
6. The Murdered Sun
9. The Final Fury
7. Ghost Of A Chance
8. Cybersong
10. Bless The Beasts
11. The Garden
xx. Mosaic
xx. Her Klingon Soul
12. Chrysalis
13. The Black Shore
xx. Flashback
15. Echoes
14. Marooned


See the Timeline and the bookreviews for further details.

As for the rest of the books, as they are placed in the timeline in the book encyclopedia "Voyages Of Imagination" (which I've also used as a resource for my season 13 timeline).

xx. Day Of Honor
The Captain's Table 4: Fire Ship
xx. Pathways
16. Seven Of Nine
17. Death Of A Neutron Star
18. Battle Lines
xx. Dark Matters: Cloak And Dagger
xx. Dark Matters: Ghost Dance
xx. Dark Matters: Shadows Of Heaven
xx. The Nanotech War
xx. Endgame

The events in the String Theory books takes place during seasons 4-7 of Voyager but can be read separately.

The "relaunch" books can be read in publishing order.

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