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Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager)

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A hundred years before the Starship Voyager was transported to the Delta Quadrant, Lieutenant Tuvok served under one of Starfleet's most famous officers: Captain Hikaru Sulu of the Starship Excelsior. Now those days have come back to haunt him. While traveling through an uncharted nebula, Tuvok is besieged by recurring memories of his time with Captain Sulu-- repressed mem ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 279 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Pocket Books
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Elizabeth Perez
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Better to die on our feet than live on our knees"

Things I really liked about this book: First, Tuvok! Finally an author really dove into his character and in such a believable way explaining so much. Next all of the sub-plots that just made the book so much more interesting than the episode. Lastly I loved how the author tied in some Earth history and so much of TOS history, I would think most TOS fans would really love this book it really did the characters justice.

More than the story I loved
Daniel Kukwa
Feb 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek
There is much in here to enjoy, especially Diane Carey's affinity for particular characters such as Janeway, Tuvok and Chakotay. I also enjoyed the little philosophical extras, such as comparing Harry Kim's purely 24th century outlook to Chakotay & Tom Paris, who Janeway believes would fit in to the more rough-and-ready 23rd century of Kirk's time. That said, this is a book that suffers from the same problem as first dozen DS9 novels: first season-itis. For a story set in "Voyager's" third s ...more
Mar 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
This is an example of you don't do an episode novelization. The main narrative is swallowed up in a stupid Kes subplot along with the mining of the sirillium. Not only did that pad a story that was interesting enough on its own it felt like the C story to the main thrust of the novel. Throw in some random Star Trek and Amelia Earhart quotes (along with a subplot with her thrown in for good measure) and the story is unfocused and all over the place and loses what was there in the episode. Toss in ...more
Indika De Silva
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This novel contains additional material to the Star Trek Voyager Season 3 Episode 2 "Flashback" that could further enhance the story.

I always enjoyed the Voyager series and seeing some of my favorite Original Series characters making appearances in this novel was a wonderful treat.

The story is well written and moving. A must read for Star Trek fans...
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty good novelization of a fan favorite episode. Interested to read more by this author.
Sean Randall
Jul 19, 2009 rated it liked it
I first encountered this story almost 13 years ago during it's 1996 television debut as part of Voyager's third season. Written, as it was, to commemorate Star Trek's thirtieth anniversary, it seems almost inevitable that a novel should have emerged, unsurprisingly swiftly upon the heals of the teleplay.

What's more surprising, to me at least, is the fact that I quite enjoyed this novel. a mere 5 of the 39 voyager novels currently listed are based on television episodes. Perhaps I was too young a
Rich Meyer
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2013
Flashback is an adaptation of an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, which was notable in that George Takei made a guest appearance as Captain Sulu. While this book is interesting and it does include a lot of background material not evident in the original episode, especially about Tuvok's time on Sulu's USS Excelsior, there's almost too much filler; it's like there are two or three episodes compressed into this book. It's very readable, but there's also a lot I wish I could've just fast-forwarded th ...more
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Diane Carey also wrote the Distress Call 911 young adult series under the name D.L. Carey.

Diane Carey is primarily a science fiction author best known for her work in the Star Trek franchise. She has been the lead-off writer for two Star Trek spin-off book series: Star Trek The Next Generation with Star Trek: Ghost Ship, and the novelization of the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot, Broken Bow.

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