Category Archives: Elysia Universe

Country files: Faiakea

Name: The Republic of Faiakea

Primary location: Main Asteroid Belt

Form of government: unitary parliamentary republic

Capital city: Ogygia

Economic system: warrantism, distributism

Official ideology/state religion: hedonic realism

Founded: 2057

Role in international relations: small power

Main allies: none, isolationist state

Main rivals: most other spacer nations

National Anthem: the joy of work

National sport: paintball hunting

The Interview

The immigration officer was quite bored when a took a nicotine gum from its package in order to put it in his mouth. He had interviewed more than two dozens of prospective immigrants that day and it was already late. Nevertheless he was not yet able to leave his office as there was one applicant left to be interviewed. While he was chewing the immigration officer asked the man sitting on the opposite side of his desk: Continue reading →

Spacers versus terrestrials

As an avid fan of Asimov I borrow certain concepts from the great master of science fiction (SF, not “sci-fi”). The most important concept I have borrowed into my own work, in particular within the context of the Elysia universe, is the whole Spacer thing. Continue reading →

Alice v. Bob

In August 2065 the civil bench of the Elysian Supreme Court issued a notorious verdict, commonly known as the Alice v. Bob 2065 case. Continue reading →

Language policy in the FAR

The Federation of Asteroid Republics, usually known as the FAR, was originally an association of independent communities of space settlers – also referred to as “free settlers” by Lagrangian governments. And each individual community had its own language, depending on the ethnolinguistic composition of its population – popular languages in the FAR were English, Spanish and Dutch. Continue reading →

Flag of the Fempower Republic

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Elysian authorities call to stop international adoptions

From The Elysian Republican, May 1, 2065

Elysian foreign minister, Victor Long, has again urged terrestrial governments to outlaw international child adoptions. According to the FM there is ample evidence that many adopted children end up as slaves in the Asteroid Belt. And despite increased controls of the League of Lagrangian Settlements, still a few hundred children have been launched from Earth to the Asteroid Belt last year. Continue reading →

The Convict

“Miss Derril,” the judge said, “this is the third time you have to stand trial and that in less than two years time. You have been previously been convicted for driving under influence and without license and one count of shoplifting. Now, you have been charged for being in the possession of counterfeit money. Have you anything to say, young lady?” Continue reading →

Laws of Bigotry

A few weeks had been passed since Amy married her long-time roommate and lover Jane. Now their honeymoon was almost over and the two women had to discuss their future. While Amy was making breakfast for them, her wife said: Continue reading →

Indentured servitude

The Lagrangian-Martian Convention on Indenture is a multilateral treaty which covers the institution of indentured servitude among Space Settlements. For much of the 21st and 22nd century indentured servitude was the way for poor terrestrials to immigrate to space settlements. The idea is that a (wealthy) settler would pay both the spacefare and the required visas for a terrestrial migrant, in return the migrant would promise his labour. Due to the popularity of these contracts, the Association of Lagrangian Settlements (joined by the Republic of Mars) felt it necessary to regulate this practice and to protect the welfare of the indentured servants. Continue reading →