Vinnie Tesla’s novella of mad science, libidinousness, and…ducks?? is now available as its own e-book! Previously appearing in Up for Grabs and The Erotofluidic Age, The Ontological Engine has been singled out for praise by reviewers who called it “bizarre and hilarious,” “magnificent,” and “excellent.”
Daedalus Tesla just wants to be left to his scientific research. The problem is, his Ontological Engine can only be powered by human beings in a state of extreme sexual excitement. And once you have one or two of those strapped down in your laboratory, people do start to talk.
To make matters worse, the ontological forces he is studying are strange and unpredictable. And the line between experimenter and experiment may blur quite unexpectedly…
Read on for a hot and humorous excerpt:
…Two days later, Victor notified me that Miss Pertwee would be visiting for a further tour of the grounds.
“Alone?” I asked, surprised at his resource.
“I assured the vicar that my patron, the esteemed and wealthy Daedalus Tesla, would be in attendance at all times.”
With diligence, we completed several new, more robust Erotometers before the appointed time. We were upstairs in time to receive our guest, who, removed from her father’s baleful penumbra, proved herself to be a reasonably charming young lady, bright and warm of manner, albeit with a sprinkling of freckles about her nose that bespoke an unseemly degree of exposure to sunlight.
After a short time, I excused myself, citing pressing work, and admonished the youths to be on their very best behavior.