“Immaculate Deception:” Retro ’60s (in a non-cheesy sense)

Our Codorus Press authors are all about helping each other succeed, and this is just the latest evidence – Tom Joyce, author of our newest title, “The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report,” gives a blog-a-riffic shout-out to author Scott B. Pruden’s appearance on the radio show “Destinies: The Voice of Science Fiction.”

Tom Joyce's chamber of the bizarre

Here’s an interview with author Scott Pruden about his book, “Immaculate Deception,” on the radio show called “Destinies: The Voice of Science Fiction.”

When I listened to this, it made me realize why I like the book so much. It’s got a real 1960s-era science fiction feel to it, And by that, I don’t mean some kind of self-conscious retro tone — as in space aliens with beehive hairdos and Nehru jackets.

It’s more in the overall approach of the book. See, I read a lot of 1960s-era science fiction when I was a kid back in the ’70s. That was an exciting time for the genre. It was starting to break free of its shackles as strictly a genre about laser guns and rocket ships. The writers at the time realized that the nature of science fiction — the ability to create entire worlds, entire histories — freed them…

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