Echo: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

I’m stumbling away from a dollar theater, having lost all faith in humanity.  That’s right—I just saw “Batman V Superman.”  I feel like a giant, corn-riddled dooker just splattered right across my soul.  I walk away from the theater, my lip quivering fiercely as I hold back tears of anger and frustration.  Suddenly Zack Snyder appears before me, an evil grin sliced across his face.  “Yeah, I did that on purpose,” he sneers then charges at me.  I’m in no condition to fight—seeing the travesty of BvS has sapped my will and strength—and I gasp weakly as I fend off a barrage of punches and kicks.  Out of sheer desperation, I open my eReader to Echo.  Magic flash.  Chris Nolan appears in a crack of thunder and lightning, and whoa, he has a katana and wakizashi strapped to his waist.  He strides forcefully up to Snyder, who’s now wearing an expression of sheer terror, and smacks Zack right across the kisser.  With each word that Nolan speaks, he accentuates it with another smack.  “HOW.  DARE.  YOU!!!”  Zack is now on his knees, sobbing, hands held up before him.  “Please,” he wails.  “No more!  The execs—the execs made me do it!”  Nolan pauses, his left hand gripping Snyder by the shirt, his right hand raised behind him, ready to deliver another helping of lord-be-praised justice.  Finally he lets go of Snyder, and Zack collapses in a heap.  Nolan whispers, “You know what to do,” unsheathes his wakizashi, and places it before Snyder.  Zack nods, and blubbers through his tears, “Thank you so much.”  Snyder assumes the kneeling position, grasps the wakizashi, and plunges it into his abdomen.  In a flicker of ultra-fast motion, Nolan whips out the katana and with a blood-curdling scream—KIIIIIII!!!!—lops off Snyder’s head.  The last look I see on the decapitated director’s face is one of gratitude.

I know it was gruesome, but it had to be done.  You know it, and I know it.  Get Echo Vol. 1 on Kindle here:  Vol. 1 on Kindle.  Vol. 2 on Kindle here:  Vol.2 on Kindle  Vol. 3 on Kindle here:  Vol. 3 on Kindle


16 thoughts on “Echo: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

      • With my obsession for comic books (and reading them) I like that aspect of trying to create and actual drama about super heroes. Especially ones that I felt like fit within their universe, even if they wouldn’t fit in the traditional DCU.

        I can understand that, though and the execution of the transition was not very well done. Especially in the theatrical cut.

        I think the Ultimate Cut does a better job fleshing out motivations and making the general viewer care for the fist bashing, but I also don’t entirely disagree with your view either.

        I was really kind of hoping for a court scene like in Superman VS. The Elite, at least before the explosion.

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      • Haven’t seen the ultimate cut…but I wanted these themes they were setting up in the beginning to play through to the conflict. I thought they kind of used some cheap outs to resolve the fight scene between Batman V Supes, and I was REALLY hoping they could make a scene comparable to the animated one in DK returns. That being said, I actually like Snyder—just wish he could stand up to the execs or they’d keep his hands off his work, whichever case is getting in the way of his product, haha!

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      • Yeah, it’s a bit sad that from the day the movie was announced I knew that the conflict would get “resolved” by a larger threat.

        Then there was the Martha scene too, which actually made me cry in theaters as it hit me really hard, but I don’t disagree that could have been handled better itself.

        It’s definitely a flawed piece that I love regardless, I’m really excited to see what happens with JL.

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      • Man of Steel is my personal favorite film based on a comic book character. Logan this year could end up taking that throne though.

        I think James Mangold is a considerably more well rounded director than Zack Snyder, and I love Snyder’s work.

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