- An alien scientist asks to join Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew in the investigation of an unprecedented scientific find. Soon USS Voyager is embroiled in a battle of wills among several alien races—each intent on manipulating the discovery toward its own end and decimating whole worlds in the process.
- Janeway must stop a quest for knowledge from turning into a plot for destruction!
- Chakotay • The Doctor • Fedr • Kathryn Janeway • Janss • Harry Kim • Maalot • Neelix • Tom Paris • Qaad • Qados • Qavim • Qubo • Seven of Nine • B'Elanna Torres • Tuvok • Tyla
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- The novel makes frequent reference to "the new shuttle", that was a particular project for Tom Paris. This is most likely intended to be a reference to the Delta Flyer, introduced to Voyager a few months before this book was published, with the novel written before specific details about the new ship were known.
- Two separate editions exist of this novel. One uses a cover image with an illustration of Tuvok and Kathryn Janeway, while the other has the characters removed and just shows USS Voyager and a planet. Later foreign translations used the version without the characters.
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