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Unworthy (Star Trek: Voyager)

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  902 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
Freed with a thought, the greatest menace to humanity, the Borg, are gone, absorbed into the Caeliar gestalt. But are they? Can this deadly menace that has hovered over humanity for decades truly be gone? Might some shadow of the Caeliar remain? The Federation decides that they have to know, and Starfleet is ordered to find out.

The Starship Voyager leads a fleet into a r

Mass Market Paperback, 370 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published September 8th 2009)
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Michael King
Nov 18, 2009 Michael King rated it it was amazing
Finally, a decent Voyager book.

With the titles since the end of the series (has it been that many years ago?), the ST authors have given short shrift to Voyager. While Tuvok has moved on to ST:Titan, the other Voyager characters have been left to languish in the wake of the other Trek novels and ongoing pantheon that culminated last year in the Destiny miniseries.

With the reboot from Destiny, several major storylines from the Voyager books were left hanging, and Voyager's place among the new Tr
Mar 24, 2016 Jimyanni rated it really liked it
Good, if a bit predictable. It was obvious going in that at the end of the day, Chakotay would be back in the center seat of Voyager, that B'elanna would not be an unemployed stay-at-home Mom, and that the admiral was crazy. (After all, this is Star Trek; ALL admirals are crazy, with the possible exception of Akaar.) The fact that in this case, the admiral wasn't JUST crazy was a bit of a novelty, but only a bit. Still, it was a good story, and the characters were handled well. I disbelieve that ...more
Aug 24, 2016 Dan rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek, vgr
An exciting and fast-paced story with many twists and turns. Often, Star Trek novels can be formulaic and easy to predict; However, this outing, like much of the modern Trek novels, proved to be unique and exciting, with many plot twists I certainly didn't see coming. I highly recommend reading this tale, but if you haven't read the Destiny trilogy or the previous Next Generation and Voyager relaunch novels, you may feel a little lost.

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Another great edition to the reboot line. I'm continually impressed with how engaged these books get me, despite shaky characterization. I gotta give credit to the plot- Beyer is better than the actual writers for the show in that respect. There aren't lose ends, things make sense, and I'm ultimately satisfied with the way the plot wraps up.

The alien of the week is cool as heck- multiple aliens (some noncoporeal and/or nonhumanoid) interacting to sort of form a "collective" of their own, aliens
Athena Braun
Jan 03, 2010 Athena Braun rated it it was amazing
This was a very, very good read!!
B'Elanna and her 3 and half daughter Miral have been in hiding for more than a year. A renegade Klingon sect decided the best way to avert the apocalypse Miral's birth foretold was to kill her. B'Elanna was going to meet up with her husband Tom when her ship needs repairs. She decides to visit a friend.
Seven is having issues of her own: Her Beloved aunt has died as has her friend B'Ellanna and her daughter or so she thinks..Now she is constantly hearing a voice i
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Mar 23, 2013 Steve rated it it was amazing
I was initially hesitant to give this book 5 stars, but I realized that I did really like it, and that I found it incredibly difficult to put down, and for those two facts alone, it deserves five stars. I like the premise of this book, but I found one or two parts a little hard to reconcile, but I guess that is what the second book is for.
Christopher Backa
Aug 28, 2016 Christopher Backa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Kirsten really captures the voices of the Voyager characters really well. She also picks up some story threads from past novels and the series. Full Circle and Unworthy when read together feel like a pilot episode for a new Voyager series. I am looking forward to the next entry in the series.
Two Nerds Talking
Nov 20, 2015 Two Nerds Talking rated it really liked it
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Unworthy picks up where the previous novel Full Circle left off, following the exploits of the crew of the refurbished USS Voyager and their mission as part of the fleet tasked to explore the Delta Quadrant for any sign of the mysterious Caelier.

But they're not alone in their desire to find the Caelier. Seven of Nine, now separated from her Borg implants is being plagued by an internal voice insisting that she is Annika Hansen. Wh
Oct 04, 2009 Keith rated it it was amazing
I've read the Star Trek series for decades now (horrible realization here), and this book was the first to catch my interest in years. I'm really looking forward to Ms Beyer's original content novel that was mentioned in the author's notes.
Matt Hutson
Jun 02, 2016 Matt Hutson rated it liked it

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A wonderful book. I have read Star Trek Novels for years and with a few exceptions, they are mostly fun escapist readings that I can put to the side when I am done and not pick up again. This is one of the exceptions. I am sure this one will be read over and over again for years.

The Crew of Voyager comes home. There are promotions and positions are shifted around but with the exception of Janeway and Tuvok (who is serving with Riker on the Titan) they are back. We also make some new friends. Th
Nov 09, 2014 Steve rated it really liked it
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Jul 30, 2010 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, series, star-trek, own-pb
I always loved Star Trek and it's some of the only sci-fi fantasy books I read. Some of good and some are not so good. Disenchanted with the previous few books in the Voyager series, I was glad to finally read a good one. Sometimes there are so many characters that it's hard to keep track of them, as in the Titan series. This one has quite a few due to the fleet of ships in the main plot line, but they were manageable and I was able to keep track of them fairly easily. A lot of the book is focus ...more
Mar 23, 2013 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unworthy is the next novel in the Star Trek Voyager relaunch series and follows the events in Full Circle. Voyager and the Full Circle fleet make it to the Delta Quadrant after a bumpy ride using the slipstream drive. Over time, B'lanna, Seven, and Chakotay join Voyager along side Captain Eden. What they find in the last region of space Voyager visited was both a relief and a shock. Following the events of the incredible Star Trek Destiny trilogy, the Borg's former transwarp network is destroyed ...more
Oct 29, 2009 Gaby rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Unworthy is the latest in the Star Trek Voyager series. While I am not that familiar with the Star Trek Voyager novels, I've enjoyed watching Star Trek on TV. This latest installment, Unworthy, smoothly portrays the Voyager characters and introduces the new captain of the Starship Voyager, Afsarah Eden. Kirsten Beyer includes enough background that new readers can reasonably follow the story, although I felt that I would have benefited by having read the earlier book.

The characters' internal con
Jan 22, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Kirsten Beyer's Voyager novels are worth reading. This book marks the launch of the newly-assembled fleet into the Delta Quadrant.

The previous novel, Star Trek: Voyager: Full Circle, ended with several established characters not with the fleet, but don't worry - they are not excluded from the storyline. (Telling you more would give stuff away.) There is also good interaction between familiar characters and ones we are still getting to know, like Eden and Cambridge.

This novel focuses on two thin
Feb 18, 2014 Arthur rated it really liked it
What a good popcorn read! I was taken back to the old Star Trek on television days. I did not realized that the Star Trek: Voyager book series had be "relaunched" and this book was about in the middle of the series. I still enjoyed it. And I now need to get the earlier books in the series. Upon reading this book, I did not know I had missed the Star Trek: Voyager characters. Looking forward to obtaining the rest of the "relaunch" books. A fun read.
Melvin Patterson
Dec 25, 2014 Melvin Patterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I was pleasantly gratified by this entry in the Voyager saga. I wasn't a huge fan of the TV series, but Kirsten Beyer has done a truly excellent job in giving these characters life and depth.

I thought these characters had added depth and complexity which was refreshing. The thing I always liked about the original series was that it wasn't just spaceships and phaser battles, but about relationships and social problems in a science fiction context.

In some of the books based on the Trek series you
John Carter McKnight
Jul 12, 2012 John Carter McKnight rated it really liked it
Really delightfully surprised by this one. A cleverly structured set of unexpected narrative turns, right through to the last page. In the middle, I was getting a bit frustrated with the "the readers can guess whodunit, but the characters are being obtuse" plot device, when suddenly it was inverted, then inverted again. What a delight!

Same with the main alien encounter, which both tangles the question of "are they good guys or bad guys?" with a serious interrogation of ethics and the Prime Dire
Brian Lupo
Aug 16, 2015 Brian Lupo rated it really liked it
Love Kirsten's work, but I do miss Captain Janeway at this point. She has done good work though in developing Chakotay and introducing some new characters from Starfleet. I'm looking forward to the next one in her series.
Feb 14, 2016 RumBelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-trek
This was a very interesting, entertaining book and continuation of Voyager's story. I really enjoyed the fact that we got to see Chakotay, Seven, B'elanna, Tom and Harry all on the same ship again. They found a new home on Voyager in a way that was very well done, and not at all contrite. The plot was extremely interesting to, between Seven's issues and the species they encountered the Delta Quadrant, to the intrigues of Starfleet, all came together for a book I could not put down.
Kelly Gregory
Nov 07, 2014 Kelly Gregory rated it it was amazing
This book takes place after the conclusion of the Star Trek Destiny Book Lost Souls, The Next Generation's Greater Than the Sum, and Voyager's Full Circle.
Aug 05, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek, 2009, 2014
This was pretty fun. I typically enjoy Beyer's novels. I was glad to see Voyager return to the Delta quadrant for genuine exploration. It was weird and kind of sad to see so many characters there, but still not to have it be the same old crew. The changes were good, though.

I thought the Indign culture was interesting in a completely messed up way. Revering the Borg freaks me out. I think Beyer needed to go into a little more detail about the Eight and Meegan, but I am sure that will be covered
Robert Sparrenberger
Mar 06, 2014 Robert Sparrenberger rated it really liked it
Second book in the series was better than the first. Good story and good use of the Voyager cast minis Tuvock.
Sep 04, 2014 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, series
An abrupt ending that felt like it came out of no where but a fun read.
D. Eric
Jan 10, 2010 D. Eric rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
"Unworthy" continues where "Full Circle" with the USS Voyager leading a small Federation fleet back to the Delta Quadrant to investigate the demise of the Borg to make sure it is true. They immediately encounter a race that worships the Borg as gods and must work within the Prime Directive in dealing with the seemingly insane notion. Along the way they find themselves betrayed by one of their own and it could lead to the destruction of the entire Delta Quadrant fleet if not stopped.
Aug 01, 2011 Kirsten rated it really liked it
As a followup to Full Circle, not bad! I think my biggest issue with this one is the sheer number of new characters. It got really hard to keep track of at times. Fantastic character development, though, and I am enjoying a couple of the new additions to the crew. It's nice to see that, unlike many episodes of the series, the characters haven't hit the "reset" button since the last novel. Some part were a bit slow, but I think they're on a good track with this relaunch.
Feb 02, 2010 Doz rated it did not like it
The Voyager characters I've come to know and enjoy were far removed from the characters in this book. Makes me wonder if the author has ever seen a Voyager episode, or else she's simply lost the plot. I did not enjoy this book, or the earlier one, might as well have been reading about complete strangers. I will think twice about ever buying another ST Voyager book if the quality of the plots don't improve.
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