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A tenth-anniversary odyssey

Cohesion is a Pocket VOY novel – the first novel in the String Theory series – written by Jeffrey Lang. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in June 2005.


From the book jacket
Spirits unbroken by the failed promise of the USS Dauntless, Captain Kathryn Janeway's indefatigable crew continues their odyssey of discovery through an enigmatic region of the Delta Quadrant, encountering a system inhabited by a species that, according to known physical laws, shouldn't exist.
These unusual beings, the Monorhans, hover near the edge of extinction; technology from the Starship Voyager promises life. Janeway, compelled by the aliens' plight, dispatches Seven of Nine and Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres to the Monorhan homeworld. But an unexpected shock wave crashes the shuttle carrying Torres and Seven, catapulting Voyager into a place beyond the fabric of space-time.
As B'Elanna and Seven wage an interpersonal war, Voyager struggles to prevail on an extradimensional battleground against an indefinable enemy. But fate has determined that one is inexorably linked to the other: the insurmountable chasm separating Voyager from her lost crew members must be bridged… or all will perish.

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Memorable quotes

"The degree of tolerance attainable at any moment depends on the strain under which society is maintaining its cohesion."

- George Bernard Shaw

Background information

  • This first novel in the trilogy was loosely based on a pitch Beyer and Jarman had submitted to Voyager producers during the series' fifth season. (Voyages of Imagination, pp. 302-303)
  • Lang had originally been intended to write the third novel in the trilogy; however, scheduling changes led to him contributing the first instead. (Voyages of Imagination, p. 299)


Kathryn Janeway
B'Elanna Torres
Seven of Nine
Tom Paris
Voyager flight control officer.
Bolian head of hydroponics aboard USS Voyager.
Paris's first-year Starfleet Academy flight instructor.



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