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Chrysalis is a Pocket VOY novel – #12 in the numbered series – written by David Niall Wilson. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in March 1997.


From the book jacket
When the sensors of the USS Voyager detect abundant plant life on an unexplored planet, Captain Janeway leads an away team in search of fresh food supplies. They find lavish gardens inhabited by an enigmatic alien race that holds the gardens sacred. The fragrent blossoms are beautiful, enticing – and far more dangerous than they appear. One by one, the away team begins to fall into deep comas from which they cannot be revived.
Unwilling to spread the affliction to Voyager, the away team is trapped on the planet until a cure can be found, but their investigation is perceived as desecration by the devout worshipers of the gardens. Pursued by a fanatical mob, slowly succumbing to the insidious effect of the blossoms, Janeway faces either a violent death – or an endless sleep.

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Background information


Kathryn Janeway
B'Elanna Torres
Tom Paris
Harry Kim
The Doctor



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#11: The Garden Pocket VOY
Numbered novels
#13: The Black Shore