Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla has a unique affinity for electric current…he can visualize the unseen…he speaks with beings of light. In 1899, he receives a signal from space. When he meets the alien visitors, he finds their agenda not what he had expected. And they require his scientific expertise to further their aims.
Then things start to go wrong–and “mad scientist” Nikola is blamed. He and his brilliant colleague Clara must go on the run from alien captors and human authorities alike. They seek a refuge where they can develop their futuristic defenses against the “Martians”. Nikola must learn to tap into his cosmic abilities and face his own demons: his phobia of germs, touching and love. Eventually they must return to a devastated New York City, where they will face the alien invaders in the final battle for the fate of humanity.
“A classic-style SF novel which blends real history with weird gizmos, far-out space wonder, and hair-raising adventure.
Targeted Age Group:: All
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The biography of visionary inventor Nikola Tesla was “a science fiction story that practically wrote itself.”
How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
You can transcend the limitations of reality as we know it!
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Some of them were versions of real historical characters. The main supporting character, Clara, came to life as a result of one remark which Tesla supposedly said. This remark required a whole storyline to explain it. Some of my characters are influenced or based on my own relatives and ancestors.
Niko faced the assembly of respected, well-fed gentlemen in fine vests and suits. They clustered around the oak table, nursing cocktails and smoking cigars. Once, a long time ago, Niko had been like these men.
“What’s this we’re reading about you,” said sharp little Mikhail Pupin. “They say you’ve gone berserk!”
The colleagues gathered: Steinholz, Pupin, Worthington…a whole lot who had envied him for his success, called him deluded, and then tried to pirate his inventions.
“All right, what do you have to say about this.” Steinholz took out a newspaper and read:.
“New York Under Attack! Witnesses have reported seeing a destructive ray that fries buildings, makes the ground quake. Authorities believe these disasters may be the work of renegade scientist Nikola Tesla, who has boasted in the past that his machines were capable of ‘splitting the Earth in half like an apple’.”
“Admit the truth, Nick,” Pupin cried. “You didn’t win the Nobel Prize, so you’re striking out in revenge!”
About the Author:
L. Woodswalker is an electronic musician, graphic and visual artist, and DIY crafter. She has read and written science fiction for several decades. She is fascinated by the wonders of science, nature and the cosmos. If she is not creating something, she is usually outside hiking, listening to trees or watching thunderstorms.
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