“God said let Tesla be…and all was light.”
– B.A. Behrendt
It is rumored that in 1899, then U.S. Patent Commissioner Charles H. Duell said, “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Samantha Hunt’s new novel creatively juxtaposes this idea with its own clever title, The Invention of Everything Else. Part history, part love story, the novel reclaims the last days of Nikola Tesla, the idiosyncratic engineer/inventor of alternating current electricity. Upon this otherwise mundane week in history, Hunt imposes an unlikely friendship between Tesla and a chambermaid, a time machine and a man who might be from the future. The result is magical — (or is it just science?).