The Malacia Papers.
The Malacia papers are a series of small pieces that grew out of a proposed naval wargaming campaign in the summer of 2011. Having written a history of a battleship (partly as a relief from a science fiction novel I'm trying to write) I found myself creating a country and a history. The name Malacia comes from Brian Aldiss' novel 'The Malacia tapestry' which is about a city where change is not allowed (and is well worth reading); this is reflected in the Traditionalist and Progressive party's attitudes.
I see Malacia as being where Guyana is, I've used its geography and the only change I've made is moving a mountain northwards. I also pronounce Malacia with a hard 'c'; ie Malakia.
The hydro-electric project is not unrealistic; a 200Mw installation was built in the 1890s in Scotland for aluminium smelting. The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway started its electric service in 1905-8 using overhead conductors at 6.6Kv.
The history of Malacia.
Un Wikileaks -'leaked' US documents relating to the Malacian armed forces.
A line drawing of Panther on arrival.
A line drawing of Panther after her 1939 refit.
The rescue of the Cheryl G.
The Kondor incident.
Berbice and the U-boat.
Malacian Defence Force.
The Malacian Army.
The Malacian Airforce.
The Malacian Navy.
The Malacian cryptographic machine -Red Box.
An action in Italy.
Last updated: 12th August 2014.
Copyright SR Jenkins, January 2012.