INTERVIEW: Daniel H. Wilson, author of “God Mode”

Daniel H. Wilson, author of “God Mode,” discusses the background of his story in this interview featured on SF Signal:

Can you talk about the challenges of balancing the revelations of what might be happening? (It was so well done.)

Thank you! For a little while I considered making the story about Alzheimer’s and the deterioration of reality from within that perspective, but I dismissed that as too depressing and not sci-fi enough. Ultimately, pacing out the revelations was just a matter of figuring out the twist at the end so that I could build up to it. The short story itself appears within the context of an anthology about video games, so I knew the reader’s mind would jump to conclusions about that—and knowing that helped me throw a few red herrings along the way so that I could hopefully provide a good surprise at the end.

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