Stockholm Syndrome (Star Trek: VOY story)

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Star Trek VOY Fanfiction
Title: Stockholm Syndrome
Author(s): nostalgia
Date(s): 2002
Length:
Genre:
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
External Links: Read at FFN

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Stockholm Syndrome is a Star Trek: VOY story by nostalgia. It features Seven of Nine.

It was nominated for a 2002 ASC Award.

Reactions and Reviews

Nostalgia has a way of taking the story and characters you think you know and turning them on their head, and then making them as dark as possible. And they still end up believable and enthralling. Stockholm Syndrome is like that. Full of insights you don't expect and actions you don't want. Well done! Do more Voyager! [1]
A really fabulous story that epitomises everything I love about Trek fanfiction - the tweaking of the characters, the possibilities played out - the kind of story that reminds you of why you wrote fic in the first place. I love the Seven voice here. It's believable, credible and just plain desirable. This is the way I want my Seven of Nine. [2]
A very chilling story--and that was before I got to the ending. I had to reread this one a few times for the total impact to sink in. [3]
This story would be wonderful for the concept alone, but there's actual plot progression, too - something I wasn't expecting just judging by the style of the beginning paragraphs. Thanks for reuniting Seven with the Borg! [4]
I love the story's premise that Nostalgia spins out with the title and in that second paragraph. It fits Seven's initial situation and reactions on Voyager very well. Told in a beautiful, lyrical style, the author is expert at flipping your assumptions and spinning a seductive web of reasoning. Told from Seven's POV, the voice is absolutely convincing. The resolution in this very short story is absolutely chilling with a killer last line. This is a wonderful story, well-told and very memorable for all its short length. [5]
This story is one of my very favorites from last year. nostalgia manages great poignance and power without ever becoming maudlin or melodramatic. It makes sense that Seven would search for scientific explanations for her feelings, and it also makes sense that she would pursue her researches to their logical conclusion -- even a conclusion as extreme (yet believable) as this one. I've read this story several times now, and its impact hasn't lessened. [6]
This left me with a wry smile and a sense of inevitability. Nice twist. [7]
Oooh chilling, angsty, absolutely beautiful. I never thought of Janeway as an abductor but it really does make perfect sense. An intriguing look at Seven's thoughts and well worth the read. [8]
An interesting view of Voyager's "assimilation" of Seven and what could have resulted from it. It's certainly realistic that Seven would have questioned why Janeway's acceptance of cultural diversity didn't extend to the Borg. [9]
In its own way, this story is as bleak as The Lamne'rau. It shows us a Seven in whom any form of humanoid socialisation has completely failed--and yet, she never shows it, so this could also be the Seven we saw on the show. Creepy ending. [10]

References

  1. Djinn This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  2. Christinecgb This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  3. Rocky This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  4. Jemima This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  5. Rabble Rouser This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  6. Kelly Chambliss This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  7. Penny Proctor This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  8. Seema This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  9. Ventura33 This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine
  10. Paula Stiles This is the Digest from 2002 for the Category of: Featuring Seven of Nine