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Ferne Ufer

(Star Trek: Voyager: Homecoming #2)

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Ist die Voyager nur nach Hause gekommen, um das Ende der Menschheit mitzuerleben?

Als auf der Erde eine unaufhaltsame Borg-Seuche ausbricht, wird der gerade erst zurückgekehrten Mannschaft des Raumschiffes Voyager die Schuld gegeben. Waren es Kathryn Janeway und ihre Mannschaft, die diese heimtückische Infektion ahnungslos mit sich nach Hause brachten? Viele in der Sternenf
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Mass Market Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 260 pages
Published November 21st 2013 by CrossCult, Ludwigsburg (first published July 2003)
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David
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
An excellent finale to the first story of Voyager's crew upon returning to Earth. Really loved this one. And it's plain to see why it's a so well regarded ST novel. Gives ST: Voyager fans everything they could want in a sequel to the widely-beloved TV series.
Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
Whoops, forgot to mark this one as read.
Erica
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is more of a 3 ½ stars for me. I think it's a really good book. It's full of suspense and a lot of exiting things going on, we have the characters we know and love from Voyager with Christie Golden doing an amazing job with the writing of them and then we also have the fact that some things in my opinion felt a little bit over the top.

To me this book felt a little like Star Trek meets a political action thriller with elements you might expect to have seen in perhaps Alias (I loved that
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Michelle
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, sci-fi
I was pretty neutral about the first book and I was hoping that this one would improve. Sadly it went in the wrong direction. By the time I was done I was pretty disappointed in this entire series. Many of the crew hardly get any scenes, instead Libby Webber and a kidnapped starfleet officer get more time than they do. Again the multiple plot lines result in a lack of cohesion. B’lanna’s storyline is not really resolved and I found myself thinking what was the point of this again and why was it ...more
Nate Morse
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
One of my literary pet peevs is when a character has an internal monolog describing all their hopes, dreams, fears and/or how exactly they committed a crime. This book seemed like it had a page limit and the only way to conclude the book in time was to just infodump.

And what the hell was this whole hologram uprising thing? Half the book was dedicated to this plot and nothing comes of it.

The only way this is getting 2 stars is because I like Star Trek.
Kimberly
Jan 06, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I found this book only marginally better than the first in the series, but still found the story rather unbelievable (even for the Star Trek universe). I wouldn't recommend it unless you're a die-hard Voyager fan (which I am), and even then I'd give a warning.
Matthew
A slight improvement over 'Homecoming', but that's mostly because it gets on with and finishes the story. The whole things feels a bit rushed and that means there's very little character development (true to the spirit of the show, I guess). However, more time is spent on random characters rather than the main crew.

The entire Borg story line is fairly ridiculous and not given enough detail or context to make that much sense. Then there's the holographic uprising subplot which goes nowhere. I wou
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Dan
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, vgr
While Homecoming was an interesting, if rushed beginning to this story, I felt that The Farther Shore squandered a lot of the story's potential. There are certainly a number of truly interesting ideas in this book, but none of them are taken in particularly satisfying directions. A lot of the actions of both the main characters and the antagonists feel like they don't follow up on the promise that the story initially had.

Full review: https://www.treklit.com/2018/11/TFS.html
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Cateline
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We just finished bingeing on the ST Voyager series, so I had to read the 2 follow up books chronicling
the events following their return to Earth. They delivered great storylines well within the plot and character parameters of the series.

I’m an old time, staunch fan of Star Trek, and if you are as well you’ll enjoy these books.
Spencer Bounds
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You really know how to make someone look forward to the next book, Christie. Thank you.
Tsana Dolichva
Star Trek Voyager: The Farther Shore by Christie Golden is the direct sequel to Homecoming, and together the two books form a duology. They are more like one longer book that was split in two, however, and neither of them stand alone. This review contains spoilers for Homecoming, and probably some for The Farther Shore, too, but I will put those under a spoiler shield thingy unless they are very minor.


This book made me pretty angry. There were two main elements which led to this. First, the prol
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Rose
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trek, sci-fi
I really liked the first book in this series; this one, alas, didn't quite stick the landing for me. It took me awhile to figure out exactly why, too, but I think it boils down to the fact that this was an enjoyable sci-fi book, and even an enjoyable Trek book -- but it was not a very enjoyable *Voyager* book, because much of the Voyager crew is hardly in it.

Which is a shame, because Golden's got a great ear for the Voyager crew characters and how they talk. In a world where tie-in novels often
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Alyson
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Such a let down from the first book. I really enjoyed "Homecoming", though it was far from perfect. This one was so disappointing because it lost most of the fun of the first in the series. I very rarely enjoy it when the bad guy's POV is given so much page-time, and this is no exception. This book also went from giving us the POVs of a few non-Voyager crew, to far too many, all jumbled together in one messy, lazy attempt at writing.

The plot was unbelievably predictable (more so, even, than mos
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Gilliam
May 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
In the end there is just too much competition for space to allow all three story lines: the Borg Virus, B'Lanna's Challenge and the Holo Rebellion, to develop and resolve themselves satisfactorily (like so many Berman era Trek episodes).

I'm still at a loss to understand why B'Lanna's wholly unrelated story line playing Clan of the Cave Bear on Boreth with her Mommy Dearest is even included here (let it be know I've never been able to take TNG era Klingons and their angsty Stone-Age cultural etho
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rivka
Dec 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: startrek
3.5 stars

This review is of both parts of Homecoming together. I definitely suggest reading them in immediate sequence; these are NOT stand-alones.

While they lack a few things I really really wanted to see (e.g. (view spoiler)), what we did get to see what a lot of fun. Libby was great. B'Elanna's adventure was moving on multiple levels. And the whole Borg (view spoiler) plot was well-done.

T
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Erik
The Farther Shore wraps up the story from the previous Voyager novel Homecoming, it's a decent story but not quite as good as Homecoming was. My main issue was how two of the major subplots don't add very much to the story and end up not going anywhere. B'Elanna's search for her mother ends on a quite disappointing note, while the Doctor's holographic revolution storyline never really catches on and heavily features the perspectives of some not very interesting secondary characters who don't add ...more
Adam
Dec 30, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
This book was not any better than the first. Christie Golden should be ashamed of herself. Such fanfic panderings.

The B'elanna story was outstanding through. It had so little to do with the rest of the plot that it could have and should have stood by itself. B'elanna and her mom: 5 stars. The rest of the book: 1 star.
Heather Mac
Mar 12, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
UGH.
Jimmy
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Star Trek Voyager was my personal favorite series out of all of them, and I found both Part 1 and 2 of Homecoming to be the perfect ending to a less than perfect ending.

All your favorite characters are back (at least the ones that made it to Earth), plus a few more faces, make an appearance in this installment to Star Trek Voyager. A Borg virus is wreaking havoc on Earth, and only Janeway and her crew can save the day. Sound familiar? This would have made an excellent bonus 2-parter episode afte
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Sarah Minnear
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final season of Voyager ended a little too abruptly for me. I loved all the story lines in the last few seasons and the characters had a lot going for them. But, the final two parter, while it got the Voyager crew back to the Alpha Quadrant, didn’t quite tie up all the loose ends. Specifically, regarding the anxiety held by the doctor, the members of the maquis, and seven of nine about returning to the Alpha Quadrant. And, while it makes sense for Star Trek, a show about boldly exploring, to ...more
▫️Ron S
Most of the characterization was on (save, perhaps, for Tuvok), and the book continues the story from Homecoming right where it left off - but I think a little momentum was lost. B'Elanna Torres's story was good, but it could hardly have been more incongruous with the rest of the book. Voyager has been cursed with the ability to make even Borg stories lackluster in the past - and it carries that tradition on through this book. Also, the reader becomes keenly aware that television-friendly effect ...more
Monique
3.5 stars.
I love Voyager more than your average fangirl, so I did enjoy reading this despite the major problems I had with it. The ending felt extremely rushed and while some parts of the B'Elanna story felt resolved, the conclusion was... out of character to me. Tom felt completely out of character in both books. As did most of the others except maybe Harry, Janeway, and the Doctor. Harry and Libby didn't really get the attention I had hoped for in the conclusion, especially since Libby was suc
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Ryan Faas
Good extension of the events after the series finale

This and Homecoming offer readers a rather satisfying cap to the series finale of Voyager. Given the perfunctory nature of the first book, which seems more like a reunion special than a novel, The Farther Shore is much more effective at sheer storytelling, though it seems like the two books would’ve been better as a single whole with perhaps less unneeded exposition. Overall both books together are enjoyable and well written and have a number
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Tamara
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, scifi
This book was better than the first of the 2. While I still think that there are some actions taken that do not fit in with Star Trek, they are at least a little better explained by the story. The biggest problem with this book is the number of sub-stories. The book only need the Borg and the Holograms. I love B'lanna and seeing her story get relegated in such a manner was very frustrating. The character was a major part of the series and she deserved better. The 2 main story lines though paid o ...more
Hannah
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phew. This one picks up right in the middle of the action. It follows the beginning of both the HoloStrike and the Borg virus from the first book, and centers heavily on Janeway. It comes off as kind of funny, because everyone is fighting the Borg except Torres, who is naked in a jungle looking for her Klingon mother. But we learn a lot more about everyone’s lives, their thoughts, and their relationships. The final battle scene is… epic. Seven and the Borg queen facing off again? Yes, please. An ...more
Lucy Fudge
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read

I have truly enjoyed this book. It answered all the questions I had about Voyager and those that were her crew. The only thing I’m upset about is seven and Chekoty. But we can at least get a happy ending we want and I can tell you this much if you enjoy the TV show voyager you will love this book as well as the first one called homecoming
Elizabeth P.
Seven saves the universe. It started off so interesting! A woman trying to turn herself in the Bog Queen, a mysterious virus, the crew under suspicion. However, with the exception of B'Elana's story line (which was completely separate from what was going on with the rest of the crew), no character development at all.
Eskild
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
A fantastic resolution of the Homecoming saga, this second part of the series ties everything nicely together and sets up the future of the series. It was an engaging read, and even though it was longer than Homecoming, this had a much better pace and I found the second part more engaging. Not at all a bad start to the relaunch series.
Justin
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was Book 2 in a 2 part series. It was both surprising and exciting. Like most episodes of Voyager it had a relatively happy ending, which was entirely expected, but there was drama and loss along the way. I enjoyed the series and Book 2 was a solid way to close it out.
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