Re: [tesla] re: Tesla in Science Fiction
> It has always struck me as odd how little Tesla is mentioned inIt has been argued that Tesla is/was the prototype for sundry
> Science Fiction.
> You would think that, with as important as his work has been for the
> infrastructure of society, that Sci-Fi writers would have
> included him more often?
'Mad Scientists'. Dr Frankenstein, of course precedes him.
Beyond that writer's write what they know. Argubaly the
saddest aspect of Tesla's carreer is how few people know
> Does anybody know of any decent Sci-Fi books that feature Tesla'sNot STRICTLY to the question, however in a 'detective story series'
> I've searched online, but haven't really come up with anything...
written and set in 1910ish vintage New York City, Tesla DOES make
anappearance, in persion, named. If there is interest I can dig
out the book. (I hope...)
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> > Does anybody know of any decent Sci-Fi books that feature Tesla'sOooopsie, sort of.
> > work?
> > I've searched online, but haven't really come up with anything...
> Not STRICTLY to the question, however in a 'detective story series'
> written and set in 1910ish vintage New York City, Tesla DOES make
> an appearance, in person, named. If there is interest I can dig
> out the book. (I hope...)
Digging, in the designated, place:
Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective
(So far so good, but)
The story line and, specifically, the appearance by Tesla,
are not to be found. A related story, with specific mention
of Tesla, and his inventions _is_ there.
The Terror in the Air.
google books, search by authour (Arthur Reeve) and Tesla
brings up access to a 'full view' copy: one story in an
anthology (Titled: The Silent Bullet).
(Here's the direct URL: I'm guessing it will be busted...
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