Book Review - Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal
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Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics, and life-consuming Cosmic Entities are some major themes in this book which has six tightly-knit, fast-paced Sci-Fi 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 existing 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 not easy to blend science, fiction, philosophy, and wit and I love this book for exactly this.
This book talks about six parallel universes with genies, AI bots, worm hole and more of interstellar life and lets you go for a time travel expedite any crazy science fiction lover would love to be.
The book reading pace crawls in some places but overall, it’s a decent travel. There were places where the details are a bit overwhelming for a short book and it is not simplistic literature as I would like to be.

Varun Sayal mixes science theories like Heisenberg and philosophies like Nietzsche and blends this into the fine bite of literature with extra toppings of humor.

Time Crawlers is a rollicking, enthralling book that’ll keep you reading well past your bedtime.
A book like Timecrawlers, with so many characters, philosophies and stories, can make for a convoluted read. But Varun Sayal does a truly masterful job of synthesizing these components into a convincing and simply edible whole.


  • Paperback: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Independently Published (2 July 2018)


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