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Death of a Neutron Star is a Star Trek: Voyager novel by Eric Kotani. It was published in 1999, the 17th book in the Pocket Books series of numbered VOY novels.


An alien scientist asks to join Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew in the investigation of an unprecedented scientific find. Soon USS Voyager is embroiled in a battle of wills among several alien races—each intent on manipulating the discovery toward its own end and decimating whole worlds in the process.
Janeway must stop a quest for knowledge from turning into a plot for destruction!



ChakotayThe DoctorFedrKathryn JanewayJanssHarry KimMaalotNeelixTom ParisQaadQadosQavimQentorQuboSeven of NineB'Elanna TorresTuvokTyla

Starships and vehicles

USS Voyager.

FalconfrigateGravityInvincibleUSS Voyagerwarshipyacht (Qavok prince's yacht)


Delta Quadrantthe galaxyshuttlebay
Referenced only
Congress HallRome

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Lekk Deep Space ForceQavok EmpireQavok Space ForcesQborneStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
Referenced only
Borg Collective

Science and classification

atombinary starcentimeterelectronG-type starneutronneutron starplasmaprotonpulsarreplicatorsensorshieldsupernovatractor beamwarp corewhite dwarf star

Ranks and titles

admiralcaptaindoctorEmperor of the Qavok Empireensignexecutive officerFirst Citizenlieutenantprofessorscientist

Other references

asteroidcoffeegoldplanetPrime Directive



  • The novel makes frequent reference to "the new shuttle", that was a particular project for Tom Paris. This is most likely intended to be a reference to the Delta Flyer, introduced to Voyager a few months before this book was published, with the novel written before specific details about the new ship were known.
  • Two separate English cover editions exist of this novel. One uses a cover image with an illustration of Tuvok and Kathryn Janeway, which seems to just be a solicitation cover, with no known examples having been found in circulation. The standard edition has the characters removed and just shows USS Voyager and a planet. Foreign translations also used the version without the characters.
  • Though only Eric Kotani is credited on the cover, the title page credits "Eric Kotani with Dean Wesley Smith."




published order
Previous novel:
Seven of Nine
Voyager numbered novels Next novel:
Battle Lines
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Extreme Risk
Pocket Next Adventure:
Treachery, Faith, and the Great River
Previous Adventure:
Extreme Risk
Journey of the USS Voyager Next Adventure:
In the Flesh

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