|About the Book|
A Collection of Facts, Opinions and UtopiasIn the Form of an Eccentric and PhilosophicalEncyclopedia.The word Utopia comes from the title of the 1516 fantasy by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) of an imaginary island that enjoyed perfection in politics, law and society. It is derived from classical Greek words meaning “nowhere”. It is usually used to describe some ideal society or the like. But there are many nowheres. Lilliput and Brobdignag in Gulliver’s Travels, are utopias although scarcely prime tourist destinations. In this work I describe a number of different nowheres that are interesting but perhaps not always ideal.