The Spirit Phone
Aleister Crowley and Nikola Tesla confront the enigma of Thomas Edison's new invention: a phone to communicate with the dead.

It is August 1899, and Thomas Edison proclaims his most amazing invention yet: the Spirit Phone Model SP-1. At nearly the same time, a cocksure young mage named Aleister Crowley inexplicably teleports into the home of Edison’s archrival, renowned inventor Nikola Tesla. 

As insanity and suicide multiply among spirit phone users, Crowley and Tesla combine their respective skills in “magick” and technology to investigate the device’s actual origin and ultimate purpose. 

Embarking upon an adventure of astral travel, demonic invocations, and high-speed airship journeys, they are soon embroiled in a desperate race to stop the spirit phone's use by an unknown adversary to inaugurate a hell on earth from which none shall escape. 
The Spirit Phone by Arthur Shattuck O'Keefe
Arthur Shattuck O'Keefe
ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover:  978-1-64397-322-7
Softcover:   978-1-64397-323-4
Ebook:         978-1-64397-324-1
LCCN: 2021944528

Page Count: 300
Release Date: 11/15/2022
Fiction | Supernatural 
Book Information
Copyright © 2022 BHC Press. All Rights Reserved.
About BHC PressContact UsTerms & ConditionsPrivacy PolicyResourcesPermissionsPermissions FAQSubsidiary Rights

Arthur Shattuck O'Keefe
Click here for more
Arthur Shattuck O'Keefe
Meet the Author
HomeAuthorsBooksComing SoonNow On-SaleCatalogs
Online StoreBookshop.orgInternshipsSubmissions 

Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook
Barnes & Noble
Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook
Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook
Hardcover, Softcover
Pre-order Coming Soon
Formats Available: Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook
Apple Books
Hardcover, Softcover
Hardcover, Softcover, Ebook
The Spirit Phone is a surreal time-warp of a story involving historical personages like Nikola Tesla, Thomas A. Edison, and Aleister Crowley in an imaginative debut novel by Arthur Shattuck O'Keefe, who marionettes his dramatis personae of famous characters with page-turning ease. Startlingly original and strangely engrossing, I kept thinking this is E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime on psychedelics. We are no doubt witness to a new talent in the speculative fiction genre, a writer who has a deep understanding of historical figures and events and knows the true meaning of creative fiction.”
—Rex Pickett, author of Sideways
“This is a strong first novel and gripping read, with a neatly crafted plot that seamlessly blends weird technology and supernatural events. It’s well set up for both further adventures and a potential film adaptation. Watch this space!”
—Matthew Allen, screenwriter for the producers of such films as Terminator 2: Judgement DayThe Boondock Saints, and The Equalizer
“Thomas Edison once tried to invent an electrical device to communicate with the dead. In a freewheeling extrapolation from this fact, O’Keefe has conjured a fantastical and fascinating alternate history involving not only Edison, but Aleister Crowley, Nikola Tesla, Edgar Cayce, alchemist John Dee, architect Stanford White, and more. In this novel you will encounter mystery, suspense, adventure, whimsy, science, occultism, and teleportation through time and space, all in a very entertaining mix. I highly recommend The Spirit Phone for anyone who seeks a lively and intelligent read.
—Bruce Boston, four-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of
Dark Matters and The Guardener’s Tale
“From the first page, O’Keefe hooks the reader with one hand and teleports them from Tibet to New York, to the astral plane and back, his speculative historical tale oscillating between turn of the century science and mysticism, all with the deft touch of a skilled alchemist.
—Ben Adams, author of Relativity
The Spirit Phone is an intellectual thrill ride. With relentless pacing and a once-in-a-generation premise, O'Keefe, through impeccable research, has brought Nikola Tesla and Aleister Crowley back to life just in time to battle a terrifying multi-dimensional entity. One read and you'll wonder, as Edison did: ‘Do we exist beyond the grave?’
—Patrick Parr, author of The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age
“Thomas Alva Edison creates a phone to communicate with the dead. Someone answers, but who or what is it? Meanwhile, the earth is under attack: Inventor Nikola Tesla and occultist Aleister Crowley join forces to confront demons, time-travel, and mysterious adversaries with identical esoteric tattoos on their arses, all to save the world from a supernatural assault spearheaded by a megalomaniac utopian. This is a meeting of steampunk with 19th century esoterica, science with the occult. Prepare to be unsettled, challenged, and entertained.
—P.C. Hodgell, author of The God Stalker Chronicles
and The Chronicles of Kencyrath 
“For fans of alternative historical fiction, The Spirit Phone delivers. What a wild, entertaining romp, following Tesla, Edison, and Crowley through space and time. This tale unfolds with demonic glee.
—Richard Thomas, author of Spontaneous Human Combustion,
and Bram Stoker / Shirley Jackson nominee 
The Spirit Phone succeeds page by page, especially in the compelling interactions of two Victorian era geniuses, one of science and one of the occult. With relentlessly engaging dialogue and fantastic, gripping scenes, this book is a multifarious pleasure not to be missed.
—Ryan Blacketter, author of Down in the River
“A twisted, twisty and novel take on science, the supernatural and modern history. Surprising, engaging, thought-provoking and fun.
—Ian R. MacLeod, author of Red Snow and winner of the World Fantasy, Sidewise, Locus, John W. Campbell, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards