The Empire of Stekia was a large nation on the Double Continent, located across the Western Ocean from the Great Continent. There was a big canyon in the western destert of Stekia, but it paled in size in comparison to the Bottomlands in the Hereditary Tyranny of Tartesh. Moreover, unlike the Bottomlands, which were created by evaporation of water, the big canyon in Stekia was created through erosion.[1]

Literary commentEdit

The name Stekia may be related to Aztec, a name which Harry Turtledove has similarly played with on at least one other occasion.


  1. See, e.g., We Install and Other Stories, loc. 2551.