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Reneé DelaneyEppHollandGretchen JanewayCarla JohnsonMark JohnsonJohn KimMary KimTaisha MifflinMollyAbhaya ParekhQuarkRamiroEmmett RollinsSekSelmarT'PelAsano Takahashi
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Devraj CareyMichael CareyJaresh-InyoMin Zife
Starfleet personnel
GreskrendtregkDavey HonigsbergOwen ParisBenjamin SiskoDina Voyskunsky
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Julian BashirRobert DeSotoEdward Janeway
USS Voyager personnel
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Joseph CareyAaron CavitChakotayJenny DelaneyMegan DelaneyThe DoctorAlexander HonigsbergKathryn JanewayHarry KimTom ParisRollinsVeronica StadiT'RalTuvokVorikNaomi WildmanSamantha Wildman

Starships and vehicles

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USS Al-Batani (Excelsior-class) • USS Hood (Excelsior-class) • Klingon bird-of-preyVal JeanUSS Voyager (Intrepid-class)


Alpha QuadrantBajoran sectorBetazed (Lake Cataria) • Deep Space 9Earth (FelinityNew OrleansSisko'sToronto)
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BadlandsBajorCardassiaCaretaker's arrayDelta Quadrant • Earth (Estonia) • KtarQuark's

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Federation Botanical AssociationStarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersUnited Federation of Planets
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Cardassian UnionDominionFederation News ServiceFounderKlingon EmpireMaquisStarfleet Command

Science and technology

comm terminalEmergency Medical HologramEPS conduitHirogen communications networkhologramhybridizationOptical data network relaypaddplasma stormtetyrontransporter

Ranks and titles

admiralassistant chief engineerbiologistbotanistcaptainchief engineercommanderensignfirst officerlieutenant commandermolecular biologistoperations officerPresident of the United Federation of Planets

Other references

Altair waterBattle of Sector 001Borg dronecoffeecrawfishdogDominion WarFederation Botanical Association Conferencefishfruitgumbohospitalhors d'oeuvreiced teaIrish setterkanarkavaKhitomer Accordsmartial lawmeatpicnicsalamisalami sandwichSaurian brandyStarfleet uniformtoothpicktransporter stationvegetablewater


Related Stories


The scene regarding Kathryn Janeway's last conversation with Mark Johnson is included as a flashback in this story.

VOY - The Brave and the Bold, Book Two novella: The Third Artifact

Characters and relatives of the characters aboard the USS Voyager in Keith R.A. DeCandido's previous novels are seen or are referred to such as Alexander Honigsberg and T'Ral.

"By Inferno's Light"

There is a reference to the Cardassians joining the Dominion, as seen in this episode.

A Time to... & Articles of the Federation

Min Zife is stated as being President of the United Federation of Planets in 2373, as indicated in these novels.

"Message in a Bottle"

Gretchen Janeway contacts Mark Johnson and informs him that communication with Janeway and the Voyager crew has been established due to the Doctor being sent across the Hirogen communications array.
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