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Book Review: Nick and Tesla’s Super Cyborg Gadget Glove

Quirk Book's Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove by Steve Hockensmith and “Science Bob” Pflugfelder is on sale October 7, 2014

Quirk Book’s Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove by Steve Hockensmith and “Science Bob” Pflugfelder is on sale October 7, 2014 (Image: Quirk Books)

Steve Hockensmith and “Science Bob” Pflugfelder are back at it again with an all new Nick and Tesla story from Quirk Books. This time the science inclined twins are helping their Uncle Newt, and his “kinda-sorta girlfriend” Hiroko Sakurai, as they work setting up the “Hall of Genius” animatronic representations of famous science geniuses, but something sinister is lurking in the science museum that isn’t as it should be.

To quote, “Together with zany scientist Uncle Newt and their friends Silas and DeMarco, Nick and Tesla won’t give up until an answer is found…but can they do it before time runs out? In this book, readers will learn how to construct a super-cyborg gadget glove that has four incredible functions: LED signal light, ultra-loud emergency alarm, handy sound recorder, and UV secret message revealer. Science and electronics have never been so much fun!”

Picking up just after the events of Secret Agent Gadget Battle, the twins find themselves in the thick of it again while their Uncle Newt and his friend Hiroko try to sort out the problems plaguing the new additions to the local science museum. Bringing along their friends Silas and DeMarco again, they quickly begin to suspect that there is something deeper going on with the “glitches” playing havoc with the animatronic scientists. Using their brains they start to piece the puzzle together and start to piece together an amazing “gadget glove” that helps them along the way.

Pulling out all the stops, the science projects included in this book helps the reader to construct their own “gadget glove” with several simple yet ingenious functions, letting the reader take part in the action. Using simple principles of electricity and just a few pieces of electronics (and a few common sense suggestions and warnings) the reader can make their own cyborg accessory.

With a compelling mystery and characters you quickly care about, the story is a joy to read not just for young readers, but also for adults. For once, we get a look inside Uncle Newt’s head and it’s a refreshing look at what is normally a rather scatter-brained character. As the story and series progresses, there is a growth in the characters that breathes a life into them that makes you want to care about them and look forward to more adventures with them, as they work to unravel exactly what is going with Nick and Tesla’s parents.

You can find their newest adventure at Quirk Books October 7, 2014.


  • Available as an ebook
  • Page Count: 240
  • Release Date: October 7, 2014
  • Book Price: $12.95

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