The last time I wrote about an old sci-fi novel (in fact, a Star Trek novel, to be specific), it was Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath’s “The Price of the Phoenix,” a wondeful, campy (and wonderfully campy) new adventure about our old friends Kirk and Spock as they faced a new adversary. The reason for reviewing that book? To set the stage for the review of its sequel, “The Fate of the Phoenix.”
“The Price of the Phoenix” was not the book I was planning on reviewing today. That’s alright, though, since it actually comes before “The Fate of the Phoenix,” which is what I was going to be reviewing, and it’s fair enough to have some solid background.