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Author: Steven McDonald
Publication information
Publisher: Tor Books
Release date: November 30, 2004
Media type: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-10: 0765304856
ISBN-13: 978-0765344090
General information
Series: Andromeda Tie-in (#3)
Preceded by: The Broken Places
Followed by: Through the Looking Glass


Waystation is the third novel set in Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda universe. Captain Dylan Hunt and his crew are headed to the planet Kantar in hopes of getting it to join the New Systems Commonwealth of planets. Crew member Trance Gemini, apprehensive about the mission, finds herself shifting through time and reality and seeing possible disastrous futures for Andromeda's crew. When the ship reaches Kantar, the reception is anything but friendly.

The Kantarans attack and, besides damaging the ship, cause strange personality changes in the crew with one of their weapons. Retreating, Seamus Harper informs Hunt that Andromeda has sustained serious damage. The crew's only hope is to take the smaller Eureka Maru, first officer Beka Valentine's ship, and find a repair station. As Hunt, Harper, and Rommie, the android version of Andromeda's consciousness, venture to a mysterious way station, Trance wrestles with her increasingly troubling time-shifting. An exciting, gripping entry in the series.