The planet of Actinuria, inhabited by the Pallatinids, is ruled by a cruel king, Archithorius. The king, fearing a conspiracy, forces all of his subjects to wear uranium armour. The citizens live a life of loneliness, in constant fear of an explosion caused by a chain reaction. Inventor Pyron decides to solve the citizens’ torment by building a wireless telegraph and giving them a means to connect. Unfortunately, the king uses the new technology to spy on his citizens and puts Pyron in prison. When all hope seems to be lost, Cosmogonic arrives on the planet. Seeing the cruelty of the ruler, he decides to help. He starts by neutralizing the armour and gaining the citizens’ trust. Together, they hatch a plot whereby the citizens pay tax using uranium coins. In the royal treasury, the growing mountain of uranium coins starts a chain reaction, and a spectacular explosion results in the dethroning of the evil ruler. Joy returns to Actinuria, and Pyron becomes its new, righteous ruler.
First and foremost, this is the story of an oppressed society and its path to liberation. I strongly believe that such a basic drive for freedom is universal. Using a sci-fi perspective, journeying to distant, bizarre and very often incomprehensible places, I want to free the viewer from their domestic, structured vision of the world and turn their face away from the friendly, earthly environment familiar to them. By creating the imaginary world of Actinuria, and by diving into the story of its origin, from the beginnings of life and society to the struggles of a developed civilization, I hope to reach a more neutral perspective, which will help us to look at ourselves. This story is, after all, a fairy tale — one which, in my opinion, specifically explores the driving forces of nature, politics, and technology that shape the world around us.