Kirsten Beyer: Acts of Contrition.

When we last left the Full Circle Fleet, Admiral Janeway had just assumed control. Her first order of business is to open diplomatic negotiations with The Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant, a potential ally for the Federation in the Delta Quadrant. At the same time, Seven is back on Earth to assist Starfleet Medical with the catomic plague while Tom Paris is engaged in the fight of his life as his mother questions his fitness to be a father.

In this episode of Literary Treks, author Kirsten Beyer joins hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones to discuss her latest book, Acts of Contrition, including the social issues represented in The Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant, the liberation of Tom Paris as a character, and Seven's continued journey to adulthood. Plus, Kirsten teases what is to come in the final installment, Atonement.

In our news segment, we learn that legendary author Harlan Ellison has suffered a stroke, find out a bit about Sacraments of Fire from David R. George III, and judge The Missing by its cover.

Running Time: 1 hour 42 minutes 50 seconds


Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones


Kirsten Beyer

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producers

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Judge a Book By Its Cover: The Missing (4:03)
David R. George III teases Sacraments of Fire (7:38)
Harlan Ellison suffers stroke (9:43)
Sponsor: Audible (10:51)

Feature: Kirsten Beyer: Acts of Contrition

Continuing the Voyager Story (14:19)
Finding Social Commentary (22:38)
A Fearful Federation (25:51)
Rampant Consumerism (31:14)
Powers of Belief (32:21)
Building the Confederacy (37:49)
Moving Kathy Forward (44:58)
Tom’s Story (49:29)
The Influence of Technology (1:01:11)
Atonement Teasers (1:07:34)
Writing Tamarian (1:20:43)
Future Voyager Books (1:23:17)
What’s Next for Kirsten (1:27:01)
Closing (1:31:47)

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