Numerous sci-fi films since have capitalized on our fear of being surrounded by duplicates — replicas who look just like our loved ones but are not. And while there have so far been no confirmed cases of a human being replaced by an alien or any other life-form, the feeling that your loved one has been replaced by someone else can be very real.
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Scientists are beginning to understand why fearful memories are so persistent in the brain, and how they can be erased.
Thomas McGuane reads James Salter’s short story “Last Night,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
Read the short story here: