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"Sins of the Mother"
Series: Deep Space Nine
Author(s): S.D. Perry
Publication information
Printed: The Lives of Dax
Pages: 161-187 (trade)



Audrid Dax writes a letter to her daughter, Neema Cyl, explaining the circumstances of her father's death, and the discovery of the Parasites.




Jon ChinDaxAudrid DaxCylNeema CylJuarezMiltonVodJayvin Vod
Referenced only 
Deilas CylLela DaxTobin DaxGranBaret VodCalila VodDevinel VodKelin VodTimus Vod

Starships and vehicles

USS Tereshkova


Caves of Mak'alacomet • Halii • TrillStarbase 11

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Kem'alta InstituteTrill Symbiosis CommissionStarfleet


environmental suit • gravity boot • kelboniteplisagraphzhian'tara


Related stories

  • Trill and the parasites - A century after the events of this story the relationship between the Trill and the parasites is revealed in the DS9 relaunch. In Unity the parasites make another attempt to attack the Trill, and in "Trill: Unjoined" the races' shared history is explored.
Stories featuring Christopher Pike
Comics Early Voyages "Flesh of My Flesh" • "The Fires of Pharos" • "Our Dearest Blood" • "Nor Iron Bars a Cage" • "Cloak and Dagger" • "The Flat, Gold Forever" • "Immortal Wounds" • "One of a Kind" • "The Fallen" • "Futures, Part One" • "Future Tense" • "Futures" • "Now and Then" • "Thanatos" • "Nemesis"
other "All Those Years Ago..." • "To Walk the Night" • "Door in the Cage" • "Return to the Forbidden Planet" • "A Prelude to War" • "Alien Spotlight: Vulcans" • "Alien Spotlight: Orions" • "Mirror Images, Issue 1" • "Mirror Images, Issue 2" • "Mirror Images, Issue 4" • "Mirror Images, Issue 5" • "Shadows of the Past" • "The Ends of Eternity" • "Spock: Reflections, Issue 2"
Novels Enterprise: The First AdventureVulcan's GloryLegacyThe RiftWhere Sea Meets SkyBurning Dreams • "A Less Perfect Union" • The Children of Kings
Short stories "Conflicting Natures" • "A Private Anecdote" • "Sins of the Mother" • "The Greater Good"
Episodes "The Cage" • "The Menagerie" Movie Star Trek


  • The bulk of this story takes place on stardate 1229, or 2265, a year before Christopher Pike's debilitating accident. The framing story is fifteen years later, or 2280.
published order
Previous story:
Old Souls
Star Trek Stories Next story:
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Pocket Next Adventure:
A Little More Action
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2280.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Things Fall Apart
Section 2
Next Adventure:
Where No Man Has Gone Before

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