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The Echo Wife

by Sarah Gailey

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The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
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    Feb 2021, 256 pages

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Balancing big ethical and philosophical questions with a sharply-written character drama, The Echo Wife is modern science fiction landing on its strongest beat.

The science fiction genre has explored so many avenues over the decades. Sometimes, sci-fi stories are fantastical and theatrical. Other times, they're thinly-veiled allegories used to examine specific moral and philosophical ideas. In The Echo Wife, Sarah Gailey combines multiple story elements in the vein of classic sci-fi by Golden Age writers like Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick. Gailey's novel poses big questions but never distracts itself from a compelling, intimate, character-led narrative.

The Echo Wife is told in the first person by Evelyn, a research biologist. At the beginning of the story, she is receiving an award for her groundbreaking work with genetic cloning (see Beyond the Book). She has also recently gone through a divorce with Nathan, a fellow scientist who went down the academic route and is newly engaged.

After the award ceremony — which introduces ...

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