The Headless Vase
A mysterious guild uses dreams to colonize the future. In a world of rampant lightning strikes and sentient birds, a terrible accident sets a young man on a journey to recover what he’s lost.
"The governance of any dream system demands a bureaucracy. This is the truest form of the Advocacy, a venture whose mission defies explanation. Makes a mockery of reason. The scale and complexity of its operations exceed all measurable proportion. Everything under their watchful eye and no detail left to chance: Winding bureau to the clockwork of history, lathe to the hollowing of the ordinary, and ministry of all things unremembered."