Where the Hell is Tesla? A Novel

Where the Hell is Tesla? A Novel

by Robert Dircks


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I'll let Chip, the main character tell you more: "I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans. One of these plans was for an "Interdimensional Transfer Apparatus" - that allowed someone (in this case me and my friend Pete) to travel to other versions of the infinite possibilities around us. Crazy, right? But that's just where the crazy starts."

CHIP'S OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fiction: the events depicted in the collection of emails did not happen. I have never been in contact with a covert government group attempting to suppress knowledge of the lost journal of Nikola Tesla. I have not been threatened with death if I divulge the secrets contained inside. They did not buy me this handsome jacket (oh crap, you're reading this - trust me, it looks great on me). They did not come to my place, and liquor me up, and offer to publish this book as a sci-fi comedy novel to throw the public off the trail of the real truth.

Or did they?

I'm kidding. Of course they didn't.

Or did they?

God, I can't keep my big mouth shut.

Where the Hell is Tesla? has been compared to Terry Pratchett (the Discworld Series), Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and even Kurt Vonnegut (I know, that last one is probably a stretch.)

Praise for Where the Hell is Tesla?

"Smart, funny, and just like its titular scientist, impressively inventive, this is a must-read for anyone who aced science and, even more so, for those of us who didn't. Which means, quite simply, it's a book for everyone." - Michael Zam, Screenwriting Professor, NYU

"Reminds me of Vonnegut. Yeah, I said that." - Ruth Sinanian, Literature Reviewer

Reader Reviews:

"★★★★★ Without a doubt the funniest and craziest syfy adventure I've ever read... I made the mistake of reading this book in public and was laughing like a crazied mad man with tears in my eyes. NO BS. I had people glaring at me and hiding their children like I was some kind of lunatic. Great book. I can't wait to read more from Rob Dircks."

"★★★★★ LOVED IT! I loved this book! Hysterical, interesting, cool, just awesome. I flew through it in a few days and laughed the whole way through. I love sci-fi, I love humor and this is the perfect mix of both. Loved!!"

"★★★★★ We need more Bobo! Where The Hell Is Tesla? is one of the funniest books I've read in quite some time."

"★★★★★ Best comedy sci fi in a decade... a fun and hilarious romp through the multiverse with a group of very likable characters, witty and addictive writing."

"★★★★★ Rob Dircks' narrative style and his characters' surprising wit are a breath of fresh air for a genre that I have a great deal of love for but is all too often hit or miss."

"★★★★★ By far the most amusing, funniest and laugh-out-loud audiobook I have ever listened to!"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692608098
Publisher: SARK Industries, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2015
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 596,698
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Where the Hell is Tesla? A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Happenstance More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful, zany, hilarious trip through the multiverse! Chip, slacker security guard, talks his best friend Pete into stepping into the INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSFER APPARATUS (in all caps of course), and once inside... well, it's hard to explain. But I laughed out loud so many times I lost count, as Chip, Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo and Meg try to beat the bad guy, save the multiverse, and get home (so Chip can reconcile with his once-and-hopefully-again love Julie). Funny, heartwarming, just a total blast. (side note: there are LOTS of f-bombs thrown here. I found it appropriate in the context and added to the humor immensely, but everyone's got their own tastes!)