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Homecoming: Star Trek Voyager

(Star Trek: Voyager: Homecoming #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,959 ratings  ·  120 reviews
After seven long years in the Delta Quadrant, the crew of the Starship Voyager now confront the strangest world of all: home. For Admiral Kathryn Janeway and her officers, Voyager's miraculous return to planet Earth brings new honours and new responsibilities. For some there are reunions with long-lost loved ones, while for others such as the Doctor and Seven of Nine, ther ...more
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Published September 4th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published June 2003)
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Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek. Sc-Fi fans
I am reviewing this together with The Father Shore. The two books contain a single story.

Many television viewers were dissatisfied with Voyager's final episode 'Endgame'. It was too abrupt. We should have seen families reunited, celebrations and cheesy hoopla. We got none of that.

Fortunately Christie Gold gave fans a more satisfying ending to the journey. We see them come home, meet their families and friends and observe as they struggle to adjust to normal life. They learn about the Dominion
Jan 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This is not a bad story, aside from two large flaws.

The first large flaw is, of course, that it's just the BEGINNING of a story; as anyone who has read a number of my reviews probably knows, I almost always dock a book one star for failing to tell a complete story within its pages. If you like "contuinued next time, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel" stories, feel free to consider this a four-star review, although I'll admit to being even MORE annoyed with the fact that this book failed to be a co
Felicia Latoya Brown
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Oct 29, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love Captain Janeyway and her crew but man alive! Welcome to the world of inconsistencies that is Trek. Still, it had it's moments.
Spencer Bounds
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so I really, really like this book. Christie Golden does an amazing job with taking Voyager past the last episode and continuing the story beyond that.

To begin with Golden starts the book off in what I would say was a very emotional and strong way. She captures the moment of Voyager coming home after all these years so beautifully. I felt that all of the major characters got their place and time in how they felt and how they were affected by finally reaching what had been Voyagers destinat
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you were disappointed by how Star Trek Voyager ended and not being able to see the characters get home and resolve a lot of the loose threads, this book will scratch that itch perfectly. Christie Golden really likes and understands the characters from Voyager and handles the post-show wrapping up of Voyager's loose ends very strongly. Even awkward elements like the eleventh hour Chakotay-Seven romance are wrapped up surprisingly effectively. The plot itself involves a potential Borg virus on ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trek, sci-fi
Oh, this really should probably be three stars. It's somewhat choppy, in its way. There's three major plot lines going on at once: B'Elanna Torres's search for her mother, a hologram-uprising for which the Doctor is blamed, and a mysterious plague affecting random Earth inhabitants. The latter two plot points, which do form the basis of the novel, don't even really get going until about halfway through. It is, in some ways, a bit messy.

But maybe that's realistic. Golden had the thankless task of
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Endlich ist sie da, die deutsche Übersetzung zum bereits 2003 erschienenen Original von Christie Golden. Aber das Warten hat sich gelohnt. Habe die knapp 250 Seiten verschlungen und bereits den Band 2 in Händen.

Aber nun ein wenig mehr Info für Euch Leser: Das Buch setzt an, nach "Endgame" - dem in unserer Fangemeinde sehr umstrittenen Cliffhanger. Captain Janeway, mittlerweile zum Admiral befördert, konnte die Crew in den Alpha-Quadranten zurückbringen. Die "Familie" wie die Crew von Janeway st
Darwin Eng
I am a Star Trek buff. I live and breath it. I was pleasently surprised to have stumbled upon this book, as it continues the saga of Star Trek Voyager.
This book was just plain good and fast paced. There were no really "big themes" besides the idea of corruption. Before I go into an intense rant on the story line and the universe of Star Trek, the story has multiple plots interweaving with each other. One of them includes a secret organizatition hidden beneath a well respected organization, and
Fate's Lady
Jul 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
When I ran across a Voyager book at my local library and realized that the series continued in novel form, I was delighted. Homecoming is a decent novel with a few really interesting plots and at least one very tired one. I've got some guesses as to what happens in the conclusion (this is a two-part story) and who the villain is. I'm very excited to find out, so it definitely has me hooked!
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After re-watching the television series, I was happy to have found this book and all of the subsequent novels. They are well written and give insight to all of the things that happened after Voyager's return home and the struggles they had adjusting back to 'normal' life.
Feb 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superb!! I loved how the Borg were such a threat to the people of Earth! Good to see some post -Endgame books!! I wished that there was more action in the Paris/Torres arena as I am an avid P/T'er but other then that the book was quite entertaining.
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the closure you never got from Voyager's finale, wrapped up in an intense conspiracy story - I've heard a lot of negative things about Christie Golden's brief run on the Voyager relaunch, but regardless of where it ends up, it got off to a hell of a start.
Nov 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorites
Voyager ended rather abruptly without a really satisfying ending, so I was super excited when I saw this book (and its three sequels, which you should also read). This book did not disappoint, it was a very satisfying ending to the show.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jeri Taylor
A proper review will be up if, and when, I re-read this turkey.

For now, here is what my twelve-year-old self hated about this book:

* Lazily undoing everything that happened in the Series finale, so nothing comes of the future technology Voyager gained, or Seven and Chakotay's relationship, as well as lazily doing away with any Maquis related tensions (how appropriate for this series...) Basically, the WORST case of the "Voyager Reset Button" in history.

* ....and all to make way for another reh
Sep 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, voyager, 2018
Being a longtime Star Trek fan and avid reader, I only recently started reading Star Trek novels. Twelve books later, I don't know why I didn't start sooner. It is great to read about characters you got to know so well in the series. This is my first foray into the Voyager relaunch novels. I can only concur with the other reviews that Voyager ended too abruptly and could have used a number of episodes set at earth to conclude the story. Fortunately we have the novels to fill the void.

Christies w
Sarah Crawford
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Voyager and its crew, finally home after years in a hostile quadrant. Feted by all, praised by all. The Doctor's discoveries sung from the rafters. Starfleet overjoyed at all the information they have. Even Seven of Nine welcomed.


Instead, there is almost no celebration of their return. They meet open hostility. Before long several of the crew are actually in prison, not even charged with a specific crime. Kim's would-be girlfriend? Basically a spy for a bureaucrat.

The Doctor praised? Not qu
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read! Voyager as it should be written.

I was impressed with this book. I felt like I’d been transported back to the early 2000s and just finished the Voyager season finale, except it wasn’t the finale at all. This book keeps the series alive and in perfect health.

It was good to read about the characters we know and love out of their normal element and back on earth, as a part of Starfleet. After seven years it’s hard to imagine there’s more to learn about this team, but this book proves t
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, audiobook
Ca. die erste Hälfte des Buches sind Fan-Service. Natürlich wollen die Fans von Voyager jedes Detail wissen, ab dem Zeitpunkt wo die Serie aufgehört hat. Das ist natürlich schwierig für ein Buch, das ebenfalls einen Plot haben soll.
Daher fand ich die erste Hälfte des Buches super, allerdings kann ich verstehen dass es für manche, die ggfs. nicht ganz so harte Fans sind, etwas langatmig ist.
Dann nimmt die Geschichte an Fahrt auf und wird recht spannend...und bricht dann in der Mitte ab.
Ich habe
My biggest frustration with this book is it takes so much time setting everything up, by the time the book ends hardly anything has happened. I'll be the first to admit that my original want to read this book had to do with my thirst for more Star Trek, and to find out the circumstances leading up to Full Circle (which I made the slight mistake of starting to read first). But the whole of the novel seems to have been a prologue for a larger story, and while I can appreciate that, it's still frus ...more
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, star-trek
I found some parts of this book really interesting, and I found some parts of this book really hard to reconcile with what Star Fleet and Earth should be. I understand that this was after the dominion war and all, but it just seems like a little more than it should be. Also I have a problem with some of the decisions that the author has the characters make. They seem a little out of character. Lastly there seemed to be a few to many story lines in one book. If there had only been the main 2 stor ...more
Nate Morse
I just finished watching the TV series, so of course I wanted to know "what happens next?". I was also pleasantly surprised that it is written by Christie Golden, as I am familiar with her writing from Star Wars books. And true to form, since it is Voyager, there are borg involved.

This is the first part of a two book series so there is a lot of setup. It kind of drags as each main character learns the same information, but the book is only about 250 pages long so it is not that bad. I expect th
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have often wondered what happened to the crew of Voyager after it returned to Earth, and this gave me an answer! So much happened, and it was all wonderful. The end of a relationship, the resuming of an old one (no spoilers, though!), it was great. And Tom and B’Elanna just generally give me the warm and fuzzies. But then!— there were two HUGE things that happened. One of them involved the Doctor, who I generally hate but still supported through the book, and the other Seven and Icheb. Only th ...more
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nobledark
I read this entire book in one sitting. Fairly simple, mediocre writing, but entertaining enough. As a Warhammer 40k fan, the holo-rebellion was actually pretty funny. That's how humanity's golden age of peace and progress ends and the Age of Strife begins as all of our former xeno allies turn on us in our moment of greatest need.

On a side note: why is Star Trek so dang Americentric? "Earth's antebellum era," really?
Kristina Deluise
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
just finished all 7 seasons of voyager, and this book starts off exactly where the tv show ended.
it's perfect place for the series to be continued.
would love to see a new voyager on tv, maybe a next generation, with appearances by the original cast.
this is a good book andends on a cliff hanger.
only took a couple of hours to read,
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been awhile since I read this, but I do remember not being impressed with the writing. The story itself is good, I guess I just had a problem with some of the dialogue and diction choice.

Happy to see the voyager storyline continued. It's totally my favorite.
Nov 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unsatisfying because a cliffhanger, but I am happy to read the post-series outcomes for the Voyager characters. Sort of put off by a tone deaf “antebellum” theme restaurant as the site of a holographic “slave” revolt. But I need to read Book 2 to see if it’s worth it.
Natalie LaRue
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really well written and stayed true to the Voyager characters and timeline.
Martina Spinaci
La mia prima lettura in inglese <3 ero troppo curiosa di sapere com'era stato il ritorno a casa della Voyager
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