INTERVIEW: Charles Yu, author of “NPC”

Charles Yu, author of “NPC,” discusses the background of his story in this interview featured on SF Signal:

Perhaps because of the way we’re placed into the universe—riding this protagonist’s confused consciousness—this story moved seamlessly for me. What was the process of writing it like?

That’s a good way to put it—I was very much going for the feeling of being placed into a universe. And that’s how it got written, too—I just sort of dropped into the matrix a little bit. Which is not at all my typical experience. Usually I really struggle with beginnings. Maybe it’s because I’ve logged so many hours in video game worlds, but this felt natural. More natural than when I try to do it with a real live human consciousness. I’m a little bit afraid to think too hard about what this might say about my writing in general.

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