Monthly Archives: March 2015

The work in progress of Guides to Elsewhere: 3/Erewhon

Erewhon is a 19th Century novel by Samuel Butler; it name is also the name of a fictional country where the novel takes place. The title is meant to be read as “nowhere” backwards even though the letters “h” and “w” are inverted. The book is a satire of Victorian society and describes the peculiarities […]

The work in progress of Guides to Elsewhere: 2/Eldorado

They were obliged to creep along, from rock to rock, for the space of a league, till at length a spacious plain presented itself to their sight. This place was bounded by a chain of inaccessible mountains. The country appeared cultivated equally for pleasure and to produce the necessaries of life. The useful and agreeable […]

The work in progress of Guides to Elsewhere: 1/Atlantis

… But at a later time there occurred portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished; wherefore also the ocean at that […]

Guides to Elsewhere: transcendent travels

My brother travels a lot; he has been all around the world and he has a talent in changing flats, countries and time zones without losing his thirst for adventures. He also reads continuously; he devours books – he actually used to chew paper when he was a child and this must have somehow altered his DNA – […]