Wonderful, beautiful, always liberating technology. Or maybe not. Set in California’s Silicon Valley, OHM follows the lives of famous inventors, powerful entrepreneurs, and three ordinary people as they search for meaning in a world of runaway technology and reckless ambition.
OHM will have you asking one question over and over again. Did this really happen?
- Did a Silicon Valley entrepreneur really drive his brand new car off the edge of a mountain the same day his company went public and made him rich?
- Did a line worker actually get away with shoving hundreds of valuable computer chips into a laundry bag, then dipping a motorcycle engine into a vat of gold?
- Did a Silicon Valley executive with a rare blood disease really wear an IV drip line into a dangerous manufacturing area just because he feared losing his share of the profit when his company went public?
And just when you think you have it figured out – the difference between the real and the imagined – you will peek around that corner we call tomorrow and ask – Will this happen too?
How truth and fiction work together in OHM (2:38 length)
How Philip’s research pulled him back to the 1890s (3:13 length)
Writing Ch. 6 before Ch. 1 (1:39 length)
Why it took more than two years, and a sharp red pen, to write Book Two of OHM, the shortest part of the novel. (3:35 length)
EDITORIAL & READER REVIEWS
What a nice surprise. An engaging look at sometimes fact and sometimes fictional path in the development of technology from the telegraph to the com box. You will have to read the book to find out what that is. Intelligent, sprinkled with veiled humor, and in the end a glimpse of what the future development of technology COULD bring..
I love a novel that challenges assumptions, and this book definitely does that. OHM challenges every assumption about that warmly comfortable friend we call technology. Long live the resistance.
With expertly rendered scenes that are as inventive as anything Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla might have imagined if they had been novelists…