- For a disambiguation of "Shadow" see: Shadow (disambiguation)
Shadow is a Star Trek: Section 31 novel written by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Section 31, an amoral, rogue branch of Starfleet, manages to affect the starship Voyager, lost on the other side of the galaxy. 'Seven', a new and trusted crewmember rescued from the Borg, is being targeted with a series of incidents. The crew, whom Janeway thought she trusted implicitly, is harboring a traitor.
In Voyages of Imagination, Dean Wesley Smith remembers: "Taking Section 31 into Voyager was a real challenge. I'm not sure how it came about, but I do remember enjoying working with Marco on it."
Pocket Books editor Marco Palmieri explains, "The challenge was in coming up with a plausible Section 31 scenario for Voyager, given its distance from the Federation. We hit upon the idea that an agent had been imbedded on the ship specifically for Voyager's mission to the Badlands, because of the escalating threat to Federation security posed by the Maquis. The twist was establishing that she was already deceased by the time Shadow takes place (the nameless blond officer in 'Scientific Method' who dropped dead on the bridge), but that action she'd taken prior to her demise had just begun wreaking havoc on Voyager."
Michelle Erica Green of TrekNation reviewed Shadow as "offers a lot less substance than Rogue in terms of both complexity and interest."