Hello everyone. As an introduction to myself, I am new to this forum and also new to novel writing. I may possibly be on the spectrum (but we all are) and I have been meaning to actually turn some of my more creative ideas into something for quite some time. I am asking for help with a plot device/character development issue but I am also open to criticism so if this sounds more like a screenplay then please let me know. To describe the opening chapters....I have decided on the name of Christopher Anselm for my main character (due to the religious and philosophical connotations). A science fiction story of an average man being chosen to act as an ambassador for mankind due to his ability to empathise with his fellow man on an unusually high level. Aliens land on earth and upon meeting them, the main character is exposed to a full understanding of the universe. This is too much for the human brain and the main character suffers a fatal aneurysm. The aliens revive the main character. He is then informed that the reason the aliens travelled to earth is due to a war on their home planet. In their desperation to survive the onslaught, their attempt at a scientific advantage led to a formula that would create a perfect soldier, but was only compatible with human DNA. The character is then told that they must travel to this planet immediately and that he is not permitted to say goodbye to his loved ones. He is also informed that he will never see them again due to the amount of time space travel takes. At this point, I'm slightly embarrassed as I am unsure if this is a decent plot or something you'd read in a 1960s comic. Anyway, taking some pride in my idea, what I'm asking for is... Any ideas on how the main character is approached by the government to act as an ambassador in the first place. I'm thinking social network but I want it to seem believable and not like a conspiracy theory. The character is 32 and I would like him to work in customer service or retail as it gives more depth to his understanding and empathy for people as well as makes him average on a universal level. Any help is appreciated.