An interview with M John Harrison

Mike Harrison, whose story In Autotelia appeared in the inaugural issue of Arc, reveals his love of science, takes a wry view of the human project, and looks back on his ten-year effort to give science fiction its long-overdue Saturday night.

And here he discusses In Autotelia: “There’s more crammed into those 4000 words than there is crammed into the entire Light trilogy,” he says. “The fewer words you use, the more you can stuff in, which is why poetry is so good, and so hard to unpick.”