LEVIATHAN was the first mid-galaxy world to be colonized, although its storm-wracked surface seems extremely uninviting when viewed from orbit.  From its very beginnings, though, it has been characterized by stormy social interaction as well.  On Leviathan everyone is an author, and everyone is also an editor, a publisher, and a critic.  Automated equipment supplies every primary need, while the citizens in their protective domes work on writing their next treatises.  The society is an actual direct democracy, with frequent votes on matters both weighty and mundane.  Naturally much of the published material has to do with arguments over these proposed laws, which can be surprisingly specific.  If someone has a grievance against a neighbor, it is not uncommon for a vote to be called which will censure or otherwise punish that person.

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