A Conversation with Richard Seymour and China Miéville

On prose styles, Artificial Intelligence, consciousness, materialism, disenchantment and re-enchantment, animal minds...


When the novelist, essayist, and political theorist China Miéville and I last spoke, we left a few topics hanging, and so we resolved to return and address them later. This time we were joined by China’s fellow editor at the journal Salvage, Richard Seymour, essayist, cultural critic, political philosopher—et cetera. It was a great pleasure for me, I have to say, to waste time with two interlocutors at once so intelligent and so deeply humane.