Just in case you think that my representation of Nikola Tesla in Goliath was over the top, you need to see his letterhead:
Yes. He was THAT cool.
The image in the upper right of the letterhead is one of the remote control boats with which Tesla tries to repel the German walker attack in Chapter 39 of Goliath. They were totally real!
In case you’ve forgotten, here’s Keith Thompson’s version:
Of course, the central image in the letterhead is Wardenclyffe Tower, as it was to have appeared had it ever been completed. Note that Keith and I cheated a bit to make it more spectacular:
But as you can tell from the letterhead, it was pretty awesome anyway.
So keep this image on your phone or whatever, so that if you ever get transported back to the early 1900s, you can get in touch with Tesla. (As you can see, his phone number is “8080 Bryant.” I’m not sure how you dial that.)
And while we’re on the subject of mad scientists, I’ll take the opportunity to reveal my new author photo:
Photo from Moonie Baloonie. It no doubt took all day in Photoshop to get my eyes that red. Appreciate it!