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Check out the new Odditorium podcast that has an interesting interview of Alan Moore by John Higgs.
Mr. Moore makes the case for his big new novel, Jerusalem (which I hope to tackle soon) and talks about his preference for unfashionable forms of art. Comics are now "in," so Moore says he'd like to tackle poetry, which seems unloved these days.
For more on science fiction as a subversive, unloved genre, see this excellent Roz Kaveney essay on science fictions struggle to be respectable. Via the Supergee blog, a good place for keeping up with science fiction news.
Could this be a clue to the subversive charm of Illuminatus? After all, it was published as "only" a science fiction mass market paperback original.