Replicants in Speed of Darkness

Hello Ms. Fisher! My friend and I were wondering, in The Speed of Darkness when Venn goes back in time to save his wife, does it create a Replicant of him? I know Replicants are only created if you meet your past self but didn’t Venn see his past self when they went to watch the accident that killed Leah? So is it possible that Venn has a Replicant?

Thanks for your question. Yes, he did briefly see himself in the car. But I don’t think that means he has a Replicant in that time, because he came back in the Mirror… but then you may be right..

Time travel is so complicated! The complexities and the paradoxes were certainly the biggest challenge in writing this series, and I’m sure I’ve cheated more than once!

I’m very glad you read all the way through to the end, and hope you enjoyed the books.


Dearest Catherine, I must say I absolutely adore your Incarceron duology. It’s so amazing! The two worlds of the Prison and the Realm are both so astonishingly well developed, and the characters- I love them all! I even occasionally shed a tear for Incarceron himself, believe it or not. But I must say my favorite… Continue reading

Fan art

Hello Ms. Fisher, I absolutely adore your books. I just wanted to ask: I know you said you’re fine with fan art, but what are your feelings about fan fiction? (Kind of a different beast…) Thank you! I am fine with people writing it as a private thing.. if they put it on line, that’s… Continue reading

The Speed of Darkness

I just finished The Speed of Darkness and it was AMAZING! Thank you so much for taking me through this unforgettable journey, Venn will always be one of my favorite literary characters. I have two questions after finishing this book. First, is Maskelyne Mortimer Dee? Second, do you think Venn will join the Shee eventually… Continue reading