Grossman Meets Banks

Over at Time Lev Grossman talks to Iain Banks (and Iain M Banks) about Transition, The Culture and other things. I’m kind of surprised that the discussion of fantasy didn’t mention Inversions, because I have seen at least one review where the poor reviewer thought it was a fantasy novel. However, the question that many people will focus in on is the one about Banksy’s mountaineering exploits at the 1987 Worldcon. And that question got me all pathetically excited because it sounds like Grossman first heard the story when he was listening to the interview that I did with Neil Gaiman at Worldcon.

(No, of course I didn’t get a name check. Don’t be silly. But I am now even more pleased that Neil chose to tell the whole Brighton Metropole story.)