The Thirteenth Object

The Thirteenth Object is the lower half of a robe, cut diagonally from just below the right elbow of the wearer, to the left hip. The Object is primarily made of cotton, and is dyed with something the colour of saffron. Minute analysis shows the Thriteenth Object to have been hand-woven, using a technique now known in Italy, and used primarily…

Read More

The Twelfth Object

The Twelfth and Thirteenth Objects were recovered together. Their enumeration is not entirely random: it is a historic artefact. The Twelfth Object, under our present enumeration, caused a sensation when first described, while its companion has relatively subtle powers and was, initially, considered to be a part of the Twelfth. One was wrapped within the other. The Twelfth and…

Read More

Tales from a Chinese Studio

 It’s not often I choose not to listen to a book because it is too good, but right now I have too much other writing on to listen to source material as good as this. Tales from a Chinese Studio, available on Librivox in excerpt form or complete from Internet Archive, is just brilliant for…

Read More