INTERVIEW: Hugh Howey, author of “Select Character”

Hugh Howey, author of “Select Character,” discusses the background of his story in this interview featured on SF Signal:

Why did you choose the title you did?

The title “Select Character” has two levels of meaning. “Select” can mean to choose. It can also mean of the highest caliber. And “character” can mean a game avatar, but it can also mean our core ethical values. The character select screen is a common trope in fighting and war games. You get to pick what kind of destructive force you want to be. But what if instead of “select” as in “to choose,” and “character,” as in avatar, you had someone electing to have the highest form of ethical values? We face this decision every day. How do we most often choose?

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