During her time on Star Trek, Dorothy Fontana was responsible for much of Spock’s character development, so it is no surprise that Spock plays a large role in Vulcan’s Glory. There is a lot to unpack with regards to Spock’s character in this novel, beginning with his relationship with T’Pring, the woman we learn he is betrothed to in the TOS episode “Amok Time.” There is, however, another romance in this novel for Spock, with a Vulcan woman by the name of T’Pris, another science officer assigned to the Enterprise. The romance develops quite quickly, and I was truly saddened by her eventual fate. In today’s terms, we would say that her character was “fridged,” as her death serves mainly to advance Spock’s story. However, I felt she was a round character in her own right. Had the novel been written today, I feel that this part of the story would have been handled differently, but it serves its tragic purpose here. I was quite surprised by how much about Spock’s character is affected by the events of this novel. We learn a lot about what makes him who he is in later Star Trek.