Star Trek: Voyager: Distant Shores
"Distant Shores is a good idea carried out with skill and flair."
---Tom Holt, TV Zone #200
Star Trek: Voyager
edited by Marco Palmieri
an anthology on sale now from Pocket Books
Just as 2003 was the tenth anniversary of Deep Space Nine, 2005 was the tenth anniversary of Voyager, and Pocket Books
has continued their tradition of celebrating anniversaries with an anthology -- for DS9 it was Prophecy and Change,
and for Voyager, it's Distant Shores. Including stories running throughout the ship's seven-year sojourn through the Delta
Quadrant, the anthology covers several differerent aspects of Voyager's journey, and every character gets a spotlight.
"Any television series, especially viewed in hindsight, misses storytelling opportunities.
Pocket Books Editor Marco Palmieri set out to exploit some of those missed opportunities on Star Trek: Voyager
in the new anthology Distant Shores. In Distant Shores Palmieri has brought together a blend of veteran Star Trek
authors and newer voices to pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of the series with a beautifully balanced collection of stories
that accomplish something I did not think was possible; reading the stories within its pages made me feel nostalgic for Voyager."
---Jacqueline Bundy, "The Book Padd," TrekToday
The table of contents:
"Da Capo al Fine" by Heather Jarman (DS9: Andor: Paradigm, VOY: String Theory: Evolution)
The stories are in chronological order.
My tale is my second straight Voyager story not to take place at all in the Delta Quadrant (following The
Brave and the Bold Book 2), as it focuses on the people left behind by Voyager's disappearance.
Captain Janeway's boyfriend, Mark Johnson, is the POV character, but we also see various friends and relatives, including those of the
crew who were killed in "Caretaker," none of whom know the final fate of their loved ones. The story runs from about a year after "Caretaker"
until the events of "Message in a Bottle" and "Hunters," when Voyager at last makes contact with the Alpha Quadrant.
"Command Code" by Robert Greenberger (TNG: A Time to Love, TNG: A Time to Hate)
"Winds of Change" by Kim Sheard (Strange New Worlds II, Strange New Worlds III)
"Talent Night" by Jeffrey Lang (VOY: String Theory: Cohesion, TNG: Immortal Coil)
"Letting Go" by Keith R.A. DeCandido (Articles of the Federation, TNG: A Time for War, a Time for Peace)
"Closure" by James Swallow (the Star Trek magazine)
"The Secret Heart of Zolaluz" by Robert T. Jeschonek (NF: No Limits, SCE: The Cleanup)
"Isabo's Shirt" by Kirsten Beyer (VOY: String Theory: Fusion)
"Brief Candle" by Christopher L. Bennett (ST: Ex Machina, TTN: Orion's Hounds)
"Eighteen Minutes" by Terri Osborne (SCE: Malefictorum, SCE: Progress)
"Or the Tiger" by Geoffrey Thorne (DS9: Prophecy and Change, Strange New Worlds 8)
"Bottomless" by Ilsa J. Bick (The Lost Era: Well of Souls, SCE: Lost Time)
"The most somber tale of DISTANT SHORES, Keith R.A. DeCandido's 'Letting Go,' is also the anthology's strongest story. Spanning the events of the second, third, and fourth seasons, DeCandido effectively and poignantly reveals how the loved ones left behind must pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward, even if the cost is too high."
---Bill Williams, "Tenth Anniversary of STAR TREK: VOYAGER Celebrated with Anthology Collection, DISTANT SHORES," TrekWeb.com
The book is available from the good folks at Amazon.com or at your local bookstore.
Articles of the Federation |
The Brave & the Bold |
Corps of Engineers/S.C.E. |
the Deep Space Nine post-finale stories |
Diplomatic Implausibility |
Distant Shores |
I.K.S. Gorkon |
the Lost Era miniseries |
the Mirror Universe miniseries |
No Limits |
Perchance to Dream |
Prophecy and Change |
Tales from the Captain's Table |
Tales of the Dominion War |
A Time to...
Bleacher Creature Feature |
Blizzard Games fiction |
Buffy the Vampire Slayer fiction |
Covers and other artwork |
Dead Kitchen Radio and The Bronx Bongo |
Doctor Who fiction |
Dragon Precinct |
Farscape fiction |
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda fiction |
Gloat page |
Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction |
KRAD Fan Club |
Marvel novels |
Star Trek fiction |
Stories and story & novel excerpts |
Urban Nightmares |
Young Hercules fiction