Varun Sayal

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Varun Sayal is an engineer and M.B.A. with a background in analytics and machine learning. He is also an avid reader of Hindu mythology and psychology related non-fiction. His genre of writing is predominantly science fiction blended with ancient legends and a sprinkle of the gruesome actualities of life. In his own words:
“I live by the quote, ‘a true art calms a disturbed mind and disturbs a calm mind.’”

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Varun Sayal Hello Amita. While I try my best to apply my knowledge of Physics and Mathematics in creating the science fiction stories, I admit it's not hard…moreHello Amita. While I try my best to apply my knowledge of Physics and Mathematics in creating the science fiction stories, I admit it's not hard science fiction, with complete theories and razor-sharp details you may expect. The idea behind parallel universes is very simple, if I as a writer can think of a story, my belief is that while it may be a fiction in our universe, it may actually be happening in another universe. My brain has set up some kind of a link with that universe and is reading some incidents happening there. When you read those stories you will find a sense of realism in them which indicates that they are happening in universes not very different from ours. If you are looking for enjoyable new ideas on science fiction and fantasy then this book is for you. But if you are looking for very hard theory based Sci-Fi with zero speculative elements, then this may not be the right one.(less)
Varun Sayal I would go with B) Mind-blowing plot twists. Precisely because very strong characters are surreal. Everyone has his black and white moments. Everyone…moreI would go with B) Mind-blowing plot twists. Precisely because very strong characters are surreal. Everyone has his black and white moments. Everyone changes over time and holds different viewpoints at different points in their lives. Yes, there are some strong characters in real life but, very strong characters are actually not the norm but an exception. Epic settings may suit some stories, such as when you are describing a religious despot or an armada of spaceships. But those setting may not be relevant if you writing about a poor shepherd staying in a village. But plot twists, they are eternal, if woven well, everyone loves them.(less)
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Are we living inside a video game?

While working on one of my Science Fiction stories, I was doing a thought experiment on various ideas and theories which now point towards the fact that we may very well be living inside a video game.


The theory is that we are just characters inside a very powerful near-real simulation. Our bodies are pre-designed avatars in this game and our actual bodies/souls are outside this game. When we en... Read more of this blog post »
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“Genie: Okay, fine. So what are your three wishes?

Marco: Only three? In the stories I heard, the genies granted unlimited wishes.

Genie: Ah, not again. Well, let me clarify this for you. I only provide the “Limited to three wishes” plan, also called the “Classic package”. There were certain gold and platinum plans offered in the past, which granted infinite wishes and where the genie practically stayed with the lamp-finder all their life. But those plans were discontinued around 2,300 years back.”
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