I skipped the section on The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing because I haven't read it yet, and I still found this Book Standard interview with M.T. Anderson just marvelous. He has wonderful things to say about series fiction, particularly the old time stuff and how his writing may "overtly explore" his believes.
Thank you, Bookslut, for the link. And to think I almost knocked off work early and didn't read you tonight.