Presented by David D. Levine

Nikola Tesla was a genius, a visionary, a financial failure, and a very difficult man. His near-superhuman capacities for imagination and visualization enabled him to create technologies never before imagined, ushered him into New York’s most exclusive circles, and also led to his descent into destitution and crackpottery. Come hear the amazing true story of one of the steampunk world’s most fascinating and controversial real-life figures.

David D. Levine is the author of Nebula Award winning steampunk novel Arabella of Mars, sequels Arabella and the Battle of Venus and Arabella the Traitor of Mars, and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF,, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection Space Magic. His most recent published novel is The Kuiper Belt Job, and he is currently working on a novel which he describes as “Vaudeville with Aliens and Nikola Tesla.”

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