Shadow (Star Trek)

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Author Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: Section 31
Star Trek: Voyager
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
June 2001
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 250 pp
ISBN 0-671-77478-6
OCLC 46600396
LC Class CPB Box no. 1920 vol. 2
Preceded by Rogue
Followed by Cloak

Shadow is a Star Trek: Voyager novel written by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. It is part of the Star Trek: Section 31 miniseries.


Section 31, an amoral, rogue division 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."[1]

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."[1]


Michelle Erica Green of TrekNation reviewed Shadow as "offers a lot less substance than Rogue in terms of both complexity and interest."[2]


  1. ^ a b Ayers, Jeff (2006). Voyages of Imagination. Pocket Books. p. 444. ISBN 1-4165-0349-8. 
  2. ^ "The Trek Nation - 'Section 31: Rogue and Shadow'". The Trek Nation. 19 May 2001. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 

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