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Author(s): Jeri Taylor
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket VOY
Published: 1 October 1996
(hardback)
1 May 1997
(paperback)
Pages: 320 (hardback)
312 (paperback)
Stardate: Unknown (2339-2372)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671563114 (hardback)
ISBN 0671563122 (paperback)
Audiobook
Narrator: Kate Mulgrew
Running Time: 3 hours
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published: 1 October 1996
Reference(s): ISBN 0671574000

Mosaic is a "biography" of Captain Kathryn Janeway covering her life from early childhood through her academy days and her first Starfleet posting.

Summary

From the back cover
From Captain Kirk in the original series, to Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Sisko of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek has been the story of mankind stretched to the ultimate limits of strength, skill, and courage.
Now a new captain has joined the ranks of the Star Trek heroes. Mosaic tells the compelling life story of Captain Kathryn Janeway, commander of the Starship Voyager.
Mosaic finds Captain Janeway fighting a desperate battle on two fronts: while she duels the Kazon warship in the gaseous mists of a murky nebula, an Away Team led by Lt. Tuvok is trapped on the surface of a wilderness planet. Forced to choose between the lives of the Away Team and the safety of her ship, Captain Janeway reviews the most important moments of her life, and the pivotal choices that made her the woman she is today.
From her childhood to her time at Starfleet Academy, from her first love to her first command, she must once again face the challenges and conflicts that have brought her to the point where she must now risk everything to put one more piece in the mosaic that is Kathryn Janeway.

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Background

  • The audiobook version was abridged by George Truett.
  • The framing story is set during the second season of Star Trek: Voyager.
  • Mosaic was considered canon by the writers and producers of Star Trek: Voyager following its publication. Many of its plot details made their way into episodes. However, like Pathways, it has been superseded in some cases by events in later seasons.
  • It appears that the Al-Batani has been recast as the starship Icarus, whose documented history appears to be identical apart from the name.

References

Al-Batani, USS; Vice Admiral Janeway; Tau Ceti Prime; Mark Johnson; William T. Riker; Data; Kazon; Cardassians; Mars; Starfleet Academy; Owen Paris; Vulky


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