Genius. Visionary. Madman.
Nikola Tesla (1856--1943) was the pioneering genius who invented the AC electrical system that powers our world to this day, as well as radio, remote control, the automobile speedometer, X-ray photography, the AND logic gate that drives all our computer systems, and countless other devices and precursors to devices such as cell phones, television, and the Internet that we so effortlessly use today.
Strikingly handsome and charismatic, fluent in half a dozen languages, mathematics savant and master machinist, a reed-thin perfectionist who quoted poetry like a Victorian rapper, Tesla became one of the most famous men of his day. Friend of tycoons like John Jacob Astor and Stanford White and celebrities like Mark Twain and Sarah Bernhardt.
Yet Tesla was an intensely driven and lonely man, beset by inner demons, and cursed with a protean inventive imagination a century ahead of his time. He died in obscurity and poverty and, to this day, his name is not widely known. How did that happen?
Blending historical fact with speculative imagination, Lisa Mason explores the secrets of the Inventor's inner life and his obsession with Goethe's Faust set against the backdrop of sweeping technological changes at the turn of the twentieth century that have forever changed our world.
From the author of THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, SUMMER OF LOVE (A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book), THE GILDED AGE (A New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), CELESTIAL GIRL (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY), ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ALEXA, and STRANGE LADIES: 7 STORIES.
A list of Sources follows the Screenplay, which was read by the producer of "Aliens" and "The Abyss" and is currently under submission to another producer.
"Fabulous screenplay." Lewis Shiner, award-winning author of Glimpses, Frontera, Slam, and Collected Stories.
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About the Author
Mason published her first story, “ARACHNE,” in Omni and has since published short fiction in magazines and anthologies worldwide, including Omni, Full Spectrum, Universe, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Unique, Transcendental Tales, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Immortal Unicorn, Tales of the Impossible, Desire Burn, Fantastic Alice, The Shimmering Door, Hayakawa Science Fiction Magazine, Unter Die Haut, and others. Her stories have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, her big new urban fantasy, is on Nook. All four books in the miniseries CELESTIAL GIRL (A LILY MODJESKA MYSTERY) are also on Nook.
SUMMER OF LOVE (the Author's Preferred Edition) and the sequel THE GILDED AGE (the Author's Preferred Edition) are available on Nook, as well as the acclaimed STRANGE LADIES: 7 STORIES, a collection of published science fiction and fantasy, THE GARDEN OF ABRACADABRA, and ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ALEXA..
Other previously print published titles on Nook include SHAKEN, EVERY MYSTERY UNEXPLAINED, TOMORROW'S CHILD, HUMMERS, DAUGHTER OF THE TAO, THE SIXTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF HYSTERIA, U F uh-O, and TESLA, A SCREENPLAY.