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io9.com Iain Banks interview + ‘Matter’ review

io9.com blogger Annalee Newitz posted a double-dose of Banks-related content yesterday.

In her interview with Iain Banks Annalee asks questions like: “Do you suspect that a little weirdness is a necessary component of longevity for a species or civilization?” (answer: “Absolutely…”) and in her accompanying review of Matter, she declares:

“Told with Banks’ usual nihilistic humor and flair for outlandish description, this is a novel that will grab you by the shorthairs, scream at you about realpolitik, and then smack you on the head with a laser blast. And of course, you’ll love every minute of it.”

Head on over to io9.com to read the full interview and review.