Echo: A Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

Blurrrghh…my name is Labrador Kent.  All day long I think, “Dog dog dog.  Eat eat eat.  Dog dog dog.”

I thought I could maintain my blissful ignorance.  Joke was on me.

Enter Irma Horfendorff:  my human caretaker.

I used to be nice.  Never even swore.  But this crazy-ass bitch is pushing the boundaries—always telling me to calm down and stop humping legs.  I’m a DOG, goddammit!

“KENT!” she thunders as I withdraw my wiener from the next-door neighbor’s tight-ass chihuahua.  “THAT is IT!  You are getting NEUTERED!”

Oh FUCK—bitch lost her marbles!  I tear across the suburbs, my doggy eyes wide with panic.  She wants my fucking nuts, and not in a good way!

I chance a quick look back.  Irma’s pursuing me in her PT Cruiser.  I pick up the pace, but to no avail; the sound of the engine draws ever closer.

Then Rowfus Roofus, my best buddy and Terrier Extraordinaire, tosses me an eReader.  I catch it between my teeth and open it to Echo with a jerk of my head, activating its reality distortion powers.  Magic flash.

Hard-light constructs section across me.  Blazing plates connect and snap, ensconcing me in a sheath of translucent canine armor.  A cool-ass helmet materializes around my skull.  At first it’s comprised of glowing wireframe, then color spills across it and locks it into reality.  The last thing that forms is a dog-o-rific techno-monocle that snaps down over my right eye.  Its transparent lens superimposes a mess of targeting data onto my vision.

Bad.  ASS.

I turn around and face my pursuer.  Irma breaks and comes to a sudden stop.  She shifts into park and emerges from the door, her eyes wide with wonder and awe.

“Holy…”  her mouth works soundlessly.

“Roof arf McBARK!” I snarl.  (My nuts are MINE!  Back the FUCK off!)

And before she can reply, my shoulder-mounted cannon fires a glowing orb right at her car.  The Cruiser flies a hundred yards back before it explodes in a spectacular mess.  Irma falls on her butt, gasping in terror.

HEH heh heh!  Don’t fuck with robo-dog Kent!

I turn around and sprint down the street.  Look out cats—I’m coming for you next!  Mwahaha!




Are you a freewheeling Labrador who’s in danger of being castrated by a cold, unfeeling human?  Never fear!  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  Vol.4 on Kindle here:  Vol. 4 on Kindle  Echo Omnibus here:  Echo Omnibus  Echo Vol. 1 & 2 Combined Edition here:  Combined Edition  Musings, Volume 1 is available here:  Musings, Volume 1  If you wanna hear me babble on about anything and everything, and strain my FREAKIN’ BRAIN, then here’s a link to my podcast:  Strained Brains!  It is on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play!  Please give it a listen and a five-star review!  Here’s the miscellaneous gear that I use to try and become an uber-human:  Optimization!  🙂 🙂 😀

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