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Science in Fiction review: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers

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By Bryan Appleyard CAPGRAS’s syndrome, in which sufferers are convinced that an impostor is posing as a close relative or friend, is a dream for fiction writers. It was, for example, the idea behind Don Siegel’s marvellous 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and it forms the core of this strange and engrossing novel by Richard Powers. In Powers’s story, a young man is involved in a road accident and develops Capgras’s syndrome as a result: he thinks both his sister and his dog are impostors. Simple enough,