Science Fiction Fantasies

Volume 2, Tales and Origins

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
139 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2018
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Author Biography

I've been writing every since my mother told me to sit down and shut up. I'm still writing and I haven't shut up yet.

Presently, I'm into science fiction. My stories are more of a NA, military sci-fi vibe than hard science. I have two novels in this genre. One, "Hard Kill," is nearing completion.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Renee Guill for Readers' Favorite

Bill Eckel’s Science Fiction Fantasies, Tales and Origins Volume 2, is a compilation of short stories. He tells stories of how humans evolved and where they came from. One of the stories was a bit different, as it was about a witch fighting a demon, but it still managed to fit into the theme. Some of Mr. Eckel’s stories are about how “humans” try to figure out who their Creator - aka God - is, while others show how they evolved over time, either by being a cyborg or some other type of Artificial Intelligence. Not all of the stories have a happy ending, but then I guess that depends on your point of view. This is the second volume, and although I have not read the first one yet, I am not sure that is necessary to do so.

I found the stories in Bill Eckel’s Science Fiction Fantasies, Tales and Origins Volume 2, quite fascinating. Mr. Eckel is a master at world building, which is not an easy thing to do in such a short amount of time. He made you think about the consequences of humans becoming evolved, and you wonder if it really is a good thing after all. I found this to be a fast read. I was able to finish it in one evening. I’m a slow reader, but I literally could not put the book down, it was so good. I am hoping to read Volume 1 some day. Thanks to Mr. Eckel, I am now a fan of short stories!