Echoes of the Mind's Eye: 13 Speculative Fiction Short Stories

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

This book contains all of the short stories in my Mindscapes collection newly revised and edited. It also includes three new short stories. A free preview is available at Amazon. and other leading book sellers.

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The scope of this collection extends from the innermost dimensions of the mind to the outer reaches of the universe. The stories touch on both timeless and novel themes including philosophical questions as to the meaning of life, the nature of reality, the power of love, and the superlative strength and wrenching weakness of the human spirit. The stories in this collection can be difficult to classify as they touch on a variety of themes, literary styles and genres that include hard and soft science fiction, horror, humor, romance and literary fiction in both traditional and unusual combinations.

Several of the stories in this collection can be classified as "dark fiction" that pose all too disturbingly feasible ways for human beings to destroy themselves through bad decisions--and perhaps even our corner of the universe. But these are tempered with humor and with the hope that springs from humanity's ability to cheat fate through its ingenuity--and, more importantly, to learn from its mistakes. These stories are intended to entertain, but also to leave the reader thinking long after she/he puts down the book.

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End of Days (preview)

End of Days © Victor D. López 2013, 2020 God spoke to me last night. No, I am not schizophrenic or a Jesus freak. Nor am I a cons... Read Chapter

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Jake J. Harrison

Cool story. Progress and knowledge creation are all we have as a species but you certainly portray the dark side. Love the concept of a tiny black hole slowly devouring the planet.

Sun, January 17th, 2021 1:39pm


Thanks for the feedback, Jake. Much appreciated.

This is by far the darkest story I've ever written and, unlike most of my other short stories that often deal with the duality of human nature, there is little by way of the possibility of redemption in this one. I never know where I will end up when I begin to write, and this story certainly involves an unflinching walk on the dark side. I wanted to explore what I think is a novel theory of cosmology in the creation and destruction of universes in the multiverse. But I did not mean to end where the story does. Alas, rings true to my ears though I wish it did not. It could make an interesting movie, though not one the Hallmark Channel would show. :)

Thanks again for the feedback.

Thu, January 21st, 2021 1:41pm

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