Where the Hell is Tesla? by Rob Dircks

Where the Hell is Tesla (A novel)

Where the Hell is Tesla

Where the Hell is Tesla? buy button

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.

About the Author

Rob DircksRob Dircks is the bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla? and a member of SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America). His prior work includes the anti-self-help book Unleash the Sloth! 75 Ways to Reach Your Maximum Potential By Doing Less, and a drawerful of screenplays and short stories. He’s a big fan of classic science fiction, and conspiracy theories (not to believe in them, just for entertainment. Well, mostly. He’s still on the fence about the Illuminati.)
Twitter Name: @RobDircks
Facebook Name: GoldfinchPublishing


Format: Kindle Edition

I was extremely pleased when I read my complimentary copy of “Where the Hell is Tesla?”. I now have a new go to for my favorite authors. For Horror I read Stephen King, for Legal Thrillers I read John Grisham, and now for Comedy (plus much more) I read Rob Dircks.

As advertised, this adventure, in addition to being hilarious, gave me a dose of Sci-Fi, love, loyalty, and many unexpected twists and turns through multiple dimensions that kept me hanging on until the very end. This book made me laugh at a time when I could really use one. And after reading it, I can honestly answer “Nikola Tesla” in response to the question “Name one person dead or alive (I think he may be both) who you would like to have a drink with?”.

I just can’t wait for the sequel. Perhaps Chip and Pete will now take their “dudeism” through time travel. It doesn’t matter what they do, as long as they bring Bobo (just plain awesome!) along for the ride!


Format: Kindle Edition

Rob Dircks’ novel Where the Hell is Tesla? is a fast, fun and funny read. He creates a quantum playground that accomodates almost every fanboy fantasy. Its style has bits of Douglas Adams and Jonathan Scalzi’s Redshirts. The content has nods to the Fantastic Four, Doctor Who, ET, The Twilight Zone, and even Abbott and Costello.

Written as a series of emails from another dimension, we find Chip and Pete and their strange, lovable, fuzzy, alien sidekick Bobo trapped in an infinite hallway with doors to all of the dimensions of the multiverse of all possible existences. The trouble is the doors aren’t labelled and they can’t find their way back home. At least not to the home that is exactly like their own. They often find a dimension that is mostly similar to their own but just one little difference throws it all off. A difference such as lighter gravity, meaning Chip and Pete are super strong in that one dimension and actually brand themselves as super heroes The Brute and Awesome Man.

Their journey of infinite possibilities began when Chip discovered the journal of inventor Nicolai Tesla. It indicated he had created an INTERDIMENSIONAL TRANSFER APPARATUS. They locate it and discover it looks like a dull gray never-ending hallway. Behind one door is a blue forest planet, another holds mostly empty space with just fragments of an exploded earth, another finds high tech weapons hurled at them before they can enter. Eventually they discover Tesla is alive but trapped in one of the dimensions, so they need to rescue him. Oh, and there’s a big bad named WHO bent on destroying all of the dimensions except his one personal favorite. So they should probably try to stop him.

Where the Hell is Tesla? is a great read for any sci-fi or comics fan.

( I was provided a free advance review copy of this novel)
This review first appeared at http://www.fanboyplanet.com/interviews/ddf-rob-dircks.php


Format: Kindle Edition

When I received my free review copy of Where the Hell is Tesla? I
wasn’t sure what to expect. And now that I’ve read it, I’m still not
sure exactly what I read. And I mean that in the best way — in that
you never know what direction the latest whip-turn of the plot will
spin you off into next. Where the Hell is Tesla? is a fun, rollicking,
irreverent, page-turning romp that defies expectation or convention.
It mashes up the timeworn narrative devices of the first-person
journal and found-footage cinema and transforms them into a new kind
of plot-device — an as-it-happens narrative stream told entirely
through emails tapped out on a smart phone.
Where the Hell is Tesla? chronicles the misadventures of its two
“heroes” — a self-professed “douche” of a security guard named Chip
Collins and his best, slightly more mature friend Pete Turner —
regular guys that we all know, two real “dudes,” and transforms them
into the least likely duo of inter-dimensional explorers you’d ever
want to meet. Together, Chip and Pete stumble (sometimes figuratively,
sometimes literally) into and across the multiverse seeking the
titular character, legendary inventor and visionary, Nikola Tesla.
Chip, our not-always-dependable narrator, tells their story through a
series of profanity-laced emails to his once- and would-be-again
girlfriend, Julie Taylor, in a last-ditch attempt to win her back.Just like its main characters, Where the Hell is Tesla? is
intentionally both smart and stupid, the same smart/stupid formula
that makes books like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and movies
like Ghostbusters, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Men In Black
so much fun.Read more ›


Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I forgot that I really enjoyed reading, until today. Today I smiled, chucked to myself, texted classic lines to my friends, and even crafted a message to a fellow geek using Bobo-speak. “Where the Hell is Tesla” was just plain fun. A fun story about Tesla, Santa and his evil twin, cute furry aliens, a collapsing universe, brain splatter, two buddies and the women they love. It never takes itself too seriously, but honestly, I wasn’t even thinking about that, I was too having too much fun waiting to see if the good guys win, get the girls, save the universe, and make it home before mom’s lasagna spoils. Long flight to a dreaded client meeting? … this is your download. Chuckle the hours away as chaos and fun ensues across time and space. Thanks out to the author for the fun storytelling, get going on the movie!




Posted in science fiction and tagged , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *