Book Review#12: Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal


Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Hindu Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics and life-consuming Cosmic Entities are some major themes in my book which has 6 tightly-knit, fast-paced Sci-Fi stories. A quick look at the stories:

1. 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.
2. 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?
3. Genie
He rubbed a lamp alright, but what he got was the shock of his life. An entirely sci-fi take on the djinn myth.
4. Time Crawlers
There are individuals who exist in multiple time periods at once, and there are those who know about them….
5. Eclipse
No attacks, no blood-shed, yet there was an invasion and a conquest. Who are these shapeshifter aliens being hounded by an eclipse?
6. The Cave
The fate of an advanced imperial race hangs in balance as a dark celestial entity meets a legendary protector.

It’s a collection of short stories by the author Varun Sayal. This book is comprise of 6 tightly-knit, fast-paced Sci-Fi short stories, raging from Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Hindu Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics and life-consuming Cosmic Entities.

1- Nark Astra- The Hell Weapon:

This story is written describing a battlefield, as how to just avenge the family prestige one can seek help from the technology, this story basically describes the 3 major weapons and their uses as how they are a life-saver and a curse at the same time.

2- Death By Crowd:

This story revolves around an interview of a CEO of the online show of the dark-net called “Death By Crowd”. Where people are being paid for burning themselves alive, if they are ill, or they are done with their lives, the money is being delivered to their family when the person is dead.

3- Genie:

This short story is retelling of Alladin but on a scientific turn. Genies now a days are being so sassy, they reward you when you praise their beauty 😂. They Grant you three wishes along a huge book to read as it contains all the terms and conditions, they can cancel your wishlist anytime 🤣, they have kids and live in a mention.

4- Time Crawlers:

This story is also written in the format of an interview, where it describes about the people that are present in multiple dimensions at a time and are known as The Time Crawlers.

5- Eclipse:

This story is totally based on scientific evidence, it introduced us to a race called “Fordan”, where it describes about the race of 4D, 3D intelligence and paranormal activity among humans, and shapeshifter aliens.

6- The Cave:

This story describes the mechanism of telekinetic and paranormal activity in the form of a cave that is sucking energy from it’s surrounding as in actual it’s a spacecraft that was crushed 1200yrs ago.

Overall this book is a light read dealing with scientific technology. I enjoyed this book as it’s a fast paced one, the writing style of the author is different as compared to what I read in a good note. The story I loved the most was The Genie, I really loved the sassiness of the Genie the most, and time Crawlers was the least I enjoyed.


This book is recommended to all the lovers of science fiction out there.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s