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Sunday, September 10, 2017

a dark truth behind Déjà vu - The Darkest Loop by James Fant

"[ I ] really appreciate the direction that Mr. Fant went with this one.
it was a very fun and exciting read. [...] I'll have to make sure to keep his titles near the top of my to-read list." - LeTara Moore, Goodreads


Release Date: September 4th, 2017

Dallas Anderson is stuck in a time loop that repeats Labor Day 2001 to September 11, 2001. He thinks he must prevent the terrorist attacks to break the loop. But each loop challenges that theory, igniting a fiery romance between him and his best friend's sister and exposing the dark truth behind Déjà vu.

Time Loop Fiction

How do time loop works? I know that I’m asking this question as if they are real. But if time loops were real how would they work? How would one day, one week, one year, even one hour just keep on repeating itself? The short story 12:01 by Richard A. Lupoff attributes its loop to the universe snapping backward and repeating the hour in question. The only person aware of this phenomenon is the main character, Myron Castleman. How does that work? In the novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, time is looped when mimic blood gets on the hero, Keiji Kiriya. The mimics have found some way to loop time and now Keiji is aware of it. So what about The Darkest Loop? What causes the loop that Dallas Anderson is experiencing? Is it the temporal bubble that he references? If so, what is its mechanism? I believe that Dallas hints at how it might work when he talks about the time warp bubble:

I said that I must be inside some sort of temporal bubble (I couldn’t think of anything else to call it). Inside the bubble, things changed—progressed. I retained memories of what had happened on previous loops. I remembered that there were loops. I progressed inside the bubble even though everything outside of it reset on September 3rd. And perhaps because the notepads were close to me, “inside my bubble” the energy that allowed me to progress while all around me looped, was the same energy that allowed the ink on the paper to remain, to not be reset. Like being in a car that’s moving at 100 miles per hour, I said. Everything around you is zooming by at a high rate of speed. You—in fact—are moving at a high rate of speed. But inside the car, you are sitting down. In one spot. The car’s interior then is like my bubble.

Maybe that’s how it works (wow! I’m talking about this like really exist). But I do know that Déjà vu is a real phenomenon. I imagine everyone has experienced it at some point in their lives. So there has to be some logical reason for it.

About the author:
James Fant is an award winning author who lives in Charleston, SC with his lovely wife and two hilarious children. He received a degree in biology from College of Charleston and a master’s in business administration from Charleston Southern University. His love for literature was forged by the works of Eric Jerome Dickey, Walter Mosely, and Stephen King. He also finds inspiration from screenwriters Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin and Kurt Sutter. Literarily, James has always been drawn to intelligent yet imperfect characters and he writes novels with them in mind.

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