One of the four basic building blocks of science fiction is time travel. Alongside artificial life, space travel, and aliens, time travel has been explored in numerous ways in fiction going back at least as far as H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine.
But what if a person was forced to relive his or her life in repetition? That’s the central premise behind Ken Grimwood’s 1998 novel Replay. Review and some spoilers after the cut.