Una McCormack, Kirsten Beyer, Swapna Krishna, and Kendra James: All the Starfleet Ladies

Join Star Trek tie-in authors, superfans from the SFF lit world, and other members of the Star Trek franchise as they examine the ladies of Star Trek from its inception to the present.

STARFLEET EVENT DETAILS

July 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Organized by: Saga Press

About Una McCormack:

Una McCormack is the author of eight previous Star Trek novels: The Lotus Flower (part of The Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine trilogy), Hollow MenThe Never-Ending SacrificeBrinkmanshipThe Missing, the New York Times bestseller The Fall: The Crimson ShadowEnigma Tales, and The Way to the Stars. She is also the author of four Doctor Who novels from BBC Books: The King’s DragonThe Way Through the WoodsRoyal Blood, and Molten Heart. She has written numerous short stories and audio dramas. She lives with her family in Cambridge, England.

About Kirsten Beyer:

Kirsten Beyer is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Star Trek: Voyager novels, including String Theory: Fusion, Full CircleUnworthyChildren of the Storm, The Eternal TideProtectors, Acts of Contrition, Atonement, A Pocket Full of Lies, and Architects of Infinity. She wrote the Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel, One Thing or Your Mother, and the Alias novel Once Lost. In 2016, she joined the writing staff of the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery. In 2017, she pitched the premise for a new series centered around one of Star Trek’s most beloved captains, Jean-Luc Picard, and became one of show’s cocreators. In addition to her writing and producing responsibilities, Kirsten also serves as the resident Star Trek canon resource for the writer’s rooms and production departments, as well as the liaison between the series and the tie-in licensors. Kirsten received undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Theater Arts from Loyola Marymount University and an MFA degree from UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor and composer David Permenter, and their daughter.

About the Event:

From Uhura to Janeway to Burnham, Star Trek has a rich history of portraying complex, powerful female-identifying characters. How do Star Trek authors perceive their role in continuing this legacy in their Star Trek novels?

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