by Varun Sayal
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: June 13, 2018
Publisher: Varun Sayal
Genre: Science Fiction Short Stories
Print Length: 100 pages
Available from: Amazon
Billions of universes run slightly parallel to our own universe; worlds full of infinite possibilities. There are many humans living in those parallel worlds, leading their lives, in a very similar way to how we are leading ours. But their respective realities differ from ours in some very peculiar ways.
Inhabitants of some worlds have already been visited and are being ruled by aliens. Some traveled through time, back and forth, and some have taken their space exploration to advanced stages using their powerful spaceships. Some created ruthless artificial intelligences that are fulfilling dark, human desires. Some developed advanced weapons technologies thousands of years before we did.
I believe a writer's brain can somehow tap into this multitude of universes and take a peek into the events happening in each of them. This book, comprised of six stories, is my attempt to narrate to you tales from six different parallel universes. These stories are events that my brain somehow tapped into and captured in detail.
Let me know if your unconscious mind visited the same universes as mine.
No attacks, no blood-shed, yet there was an invasion and a conquest. Who are these shape-shifting aliens being hounded by an eclipse?
Death by Crowd
The dark desires of the masses; darknet websites fueled by a crypto-currency. What lurks in the background – an advanced artificial intelligence?
He rubbed a lamp alright, but what he got was the shock of his life. An entirely sci-fi take on the djinn myth.
There are individuals who existing in multiple time periods at once, and there are those who know about them….
The fate of an advanced imperial race hangs in balance as a dark celestial entity meets a legendary protector.
Nark-astra, The Hell Weapon
The weapons he possesses make him the destroyer of worlds, and he burns for revenge. A high-tech take on ancient Indian mythology
Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal
Science fiction, the one frontier where there are no limits to the “what ifs” and where a tiny seed can plant a bumper crop of creative thinking by a reader even after the story has ended.
TIME CRAWLERS by Varun Sayal is a fascinating and varied collection of short stories that are like those seeds, because: WHAT IF?
Parallel universes, human-like beings on other worlds, aliens among us, wish granting genies, why not? Who can say there aren’t universes running alongside the one we exist in? It isn’t like we really know what the human brain is capable of, let alone the brains of others. Sit back, open your mind and enjoy the worlds and words of Varun Sayal, I did!
Each story is like a complete thought with just enough room to continue on our own path! Some are mildly entertaining, some are wickedly fascinating and some deserve an entire book of their own! Each is unique and well-written with their own atmosphere.
If you like science fiction, these short stories are like the perfect sampler of the power of imagination! Besides, who is to say there isn’t at least a grain of truth here?
I received a complimentary copy from Varun Sayal!