It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.[1] Eugène Ionesco, romanian playwriter
The answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) that we are asked : everything you always wanted to know about Laputa but were afraid to ask.

Laputa named after the flying island inhabitated by scientists, as it was imagined by Jonathan Swift in his most famous, satyrical novel Gulliver’s Travels (1726). Why we chose this name, is explained in the presentation page.

Unfortunately Swift’s Laputa is found only in literary fiction, however those who work to this website are real people: we’re Italian guys and most of us live in Pavia, but we have a detachment in Civitanova Marche and correspondents in Barcelona and Berlin.

Surely, there are several ways to do it. The easiest one is follow us on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter and share our post. If you really want, you can buy us a beer (or a coffe, or a pizza delivery). For messages, suggestions, typos and mistakes report, feel free to contact us.

lightsaberIf you like writing and you are enthusiast of strange and unusual things, you can send us some articles. Bear in mind that Laputa has its own rules to ensure the highest quality of contents and ensure the compliance with the editorial policies: first of all, articles must include verifiable and reliable sources[ ref]Please at least one paper source: e.g book, magazine, newspaper. Everyone can sarch on the internet. No forums and no wikis are allowed as resources.[/ ref ] and they will be subjected to the relentless review of our staff and possibly consultants.

The topics must be relevant to the site (better ask firts), writing should be formally exemplary and stilistically pleasing,[2] the contents must be neutral and impartial. Finally, we do not accepts authors related to pseudo-scientific[3] or discriminatory stances.[4] There’s no reward, apart a bit’ of glory and maybe a meager link to your site (or social). But if, in spite of everything, you want to deal with all that… «may the Force be with you, young Jedi™.»

  1. [1]Epstein, Chris.78 Important Questions Every Leader Should Ask and Answer. New York: AMACOM, 2002. XIV.
  2. [2]Not a problem if there are typos. But if we have to fix a badly written article, it’s faster we write it by ourselves.
  3. [3]E.g. NO conspiracy theorists, UFO amateurs, creationists, alternative medicines supporters or others morons. Sorry guys, go play elsewhere.
  4. [4]If you’re publicly racist, sexist, homophobic or similar… sorry: you can’t write on Laputa. These are the rules.

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