INTERVIEW: Yoon Ha Lee, author of “Gamer’s End”

Yoon Ha Lee, author of “Gamer’s End,” discusses the background of his story in this interview featured on SF Signal:

How did “Gamer’s End” come about? Is the title a play on ENDER’S GAME?

I originally wrote it to submit to a special issue of a zine. I was hard up for an idea, but I’d been thinking about John Kessel’s critique of Ender’s Game, “Creating the Innocent Killer: Ender’s Game, Intention, and Morality” I’m not sure I agree with Kessel on all points, but his essay is definite food for thought. Ender’s Game was the sf novel that made me decide that I wanted to write science fiction, back in high school—before then, I’d primarily been interested in writing fantasy—so when I had an idea based on some of Kessel’s critique, I thought I might as well have a go. Maybe the title was overkill, but I wanted to acknowledge my debt to a story that has meant a lot to me.

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