“Fire Lightning and the Zombies of Doctor Prometheus” is a modern-day fable that takes place in an alternate universe. It is the world of one Doctor Prometheus, who heads the board of directors of the mega-bank, the largest and the most important financial institution of Dollarworld. As he first becomes the board’s CEO a sudden crisis emerges: that of an ever-increasing, seemingly insurmountable amount of National Debt. Instead, late one stormy night, in the confines of a secret laboratory, he reanimates and unleashes a legion of his own horde of Zombies, that voraciously devour any and all consumer electronics. Only the bright light of the lame of the torch of Dr Prometheus can command the Zombies. Some his torch becomes a universal beacon, that all of the rest of the world looks on with both dread and ,grudgingly, also a sense of high esteem.
Soon a plague Hordes of Zombies quickly spreads throughout all corners of the known world, as anyone who is in contact with a Promethean Zombie also becomes one of the consumer electronics devouring undead, like all of the rest. The human race itself is threatened with extermination, and the last remaining survivors, as a final resort, set about conducting their own resurrection ceremony. They select, to be reanimated, the single person known throughout history to have any chance of defeating Prometheus at his own agenda. This man is one of history’s true geniuses, yet he has also been disparaged, shunned, derided and also similarly been regarded as a “disturbed” individual and a “mad scientist”. Throughout his lifetime, he has also secretly harbored his own grand near-meglomaniacal design for the future of mankind, one which, if successful, will drastically alter the face of the Earth and even that of Nature itself….
That man is the Serbian-born, American inventor who came from the Balkans, created AC electrical power and feuded for decades with Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi: Nikola Tesla.
The battle to decide the fate of the Earth is set, between the “fire” commanded Zombie hordes of Doctor Prometheus, and the electrical “lightning bolts” of Nikola Tesla, one of the most brilliant, elusive, and some would also say disturbed men in all of human history….
Partially a satire of zombie stories, the national debt, fire, electricity, and the novel “Frankenstein”, this book is an informative fictional story that contains mythology, the development of electricity, and elements of the current state of our national consumption of consumer electronics. Although it is short, it is jammed full of facts, interesting information, and was heavily researched.
A must read for anyone who is a fan of the classic horror films of the 1930s or has any concern in the current state of affairs of current events, the national debt, or the overconsumption of consumer electronics
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I am 38 years old, have lived in New Jersey all of my life and in my spare time enjoy running, golfing and reading. Over the last several years I have spent researching a nonfiction book on the monuments of Washington DC. The self-published title at Amazon Kindle “Fire, lightning and the Zombies of Doctor Prometheus” is my first published story.