CNN has a wonderful interview with Iain M. Banks — that is, science fiction writer Iain M. Banks, not his nefarious alter ego, mainstream-writer Iain (no M.) Banks.
Go on, read it. It’s a huge-immense lot less vacuous than you’d expect from a major news outlet interviewing a SF writer.
And now I’ll shuffle off to add Matter, Banks’s newest, to my to-buy list. Banks is, slowly, surely and sweetly, becoming one of those wide-eyed adoration writers of mine. He even has Culture, which pretty well is what I think of when thinking of utopia.