24 February 2009

Mission Statement

Travel By Thought is to be a place for my musings on and comments about what I am reading, with a view to one day trying my hand at creative writing, particularly science fiction and/or fantasy.

The blog's title comes from a song of the same name by The Church, from their 1983 album Seance. The sentiment, though, comes from John Keats' sonnet, "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (1816): reading takes you places; reading is a form of experience, of gaining knowledge; reading can be like the discovery of the previously unknown, of the utterly new, changing our sense of self and reordering our sense of the world; and some works strike us with a unique and profound power.

There will not be reviews as such, then. Rather, my musings and comments will (I hope) be more like case studies, more like investigations of the particulars of novels or short stories or poems (or perhaps even films) -- of what makes them soar or what makes them fall on broken wings.

First up, at some point, will be Robert J. Sawyer's Calculating God (2000) ....

1 comment:

TSC said...


Hey, thanks for adding my blog to your list. Good luck with your site and your writing!