Distant Replay

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"Distant Replay"
Author Mike Resnick
Language English
Genre(s) Magic realism-Slipstream short story
Published in Asimov's Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
Publication date April/May 2007

"Distant Replay" is a magic realism/slipstream short story published in 2007 by Mike Resnick. It was nominated for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.[1]

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The story follows Walter Silverman, a man who sees a young woman that looks exactly like his deceased wife. As he gets to know her he discovers that she has too many things in common for this to be a coincidence. He then comes up with a plan to help out her love life and manages to find his own Avatar for her to meet.

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