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The USS Voyager is caught between a fleet of hostile aliens and a deadly weapon!

Incident at Arbuk is a Pocket VOY novel – #5 in the numbered series – written by John Gregory Betancourt. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in November 1995.


From the book jacket
Tracking a shuttle's distress signal to the nearly deserted Arbuk System, the USS Voyager crew encounters an unusual weapon a thousand times more powerful than the starship. Inside, the crew discovers an unconscious alien and no more information about the device. Soon Captain Janeway and her crew are attacked by a group of mysterious warships with an interest in the weapon's power. Now, with warp power offline, the crew of the Starship Voyager must find a way to save themselves from a group of aliens desperate to control the weapon…

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Background information[]

  • This novel's stardate is lower than the stardate of the pilot episode, "Caretaker".
  • The author is erroneously credited as "John Greggory Betancourt" on the cover.


Kathryn Janeway
Tom Paris
B'Elanna Torres
Harry Kim
The Doctor
Li Wong
An engineering ensign assigned to help B'Elanna Torres analyze the weapon.
Peter Dawson
An engineering ensign assigned to help Torres analyze the weapon.
Marta Dvorak
Officer on the USS Voyager
Mark Johnson

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