This very short little piece was originally written while I was on a coach traveling from Austria to Prague during my adventures in Europe.
So the main conflict in my science fiction story The Terraverse is known as the Void War. This war is set off by a general strike in The Gliding Isles, a mining community aspiring to socialism in the faux-feudalism that the universe is dictated by.
These island states are nominally represented by union bosses forced into aristocratic pretenses, as “the Labour Princes”. The history of how this situation came to be is what follows, which will serve as the prelude to the novella I’m trying to write about the General Strike.
A Terraverse Story
The Labour Princes
A short History of the Union of Princely States and the tale of the General Strike.
the Union State
The Isles were discovered in the Golden Age of the Dominion1, during the expedition of the intrepid Jebediah Blake, captain of the ship
After many adventures and discoveries in the Paravoid, Jebediah and many of his
A generation later, it was found that the Gliding Isles were rich in both
For a time this arrangement was satisfactory, but after sixty years of employment, new employees
Upon discovery of the Mansions’
The Dominator agreed with the Union that it’s citizens should be allowed to negotiate their rights as employees of the MMC as a group, but regarding the ownership of land, he reminded both parties that all land in the Universe was his to dominate, and they were rightly squabbling over right to tenancy under his domination. Under his rule, no land could be
The cover image was created by TomPrante on Deviant Art, and is used here under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.