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I read this story in an American anthology, sometime between 1990-2010. A woman who likes extreme sports, such as dropping to Earth from near-orbit. As she falls, she burns up and dies. Then she is revived in bed, perfectly healthy and sane, just like everyone else on earth - humans have invented immortality. Because of this, murder is a misdemeanor. I also remember details like people need special permission to die permanently, and that the woman protagonist attacked her mother... with an axe I think? I'm fairly sure this was not a Robert Silverberg story.

Well, I found it. It was "Suicidal Tendencies" by Dave Smeds, published in the anthology Full Spectrum 4 in 1994. The protagonist is the mother, but she does indeed get attacked by her axe-wielding daughter in the first paragraph.

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    The first few sentences sound a lot like the opening to "pandora's star" and the events of Justine Burnelli, can you remember any other details like the year(s) it was set? Commented Sep 27, 2023 at 11:02
  • It was set on Earth, in a future time - but all I can remember about the technology level is that people's beds could recreate their bodies and insert memories from a recording device in their brains. It was mostly about this daughter's relationship with her mother, and how the resurrections affected that. Commented Sep 27, 2023 at 12:50
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    Sounds vaguely similar to The Metamorphosis Of Prime Intellect,
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    @Bill Galloway - Glad you found the story you were looking for, but the practice here is to post answers via the 'Your Answer' field below, rather than editing them into a question. If you post the answer yourself, you could earn some additional upvotes and reputation for it. If you wait too long though, someone else will likely post the answer themselves. Either way, we'd be grateful if you'd mark the answer as accepted, as it's this site's way of formally indicating that a query has been solved to the querent's satisfaction. Commented Sep 28, 2023 at 2:49
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The querent located the story, "Suicidal Tendencies" (ISFDB) by Dave Smeds, published in the anthology Full Spectrum 4 in 1994. The protagonist is the mother, but she does indeed get attacked by her axe-wielding daughter in the first paragraph.

From this review:

In defiance of its title, "Suicidal Tendencies" by Dave Smeds is a light-hearted story about the games people would play, when they have all the time in the world. This one also has a lot of local color for me now, although I missed that my first time around...

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