If the machinery and skills  to build a sound recorder have existed since the Middle Ages, what recordings might survive, could we recognise them…  and what was hot in 1603?

Published in the January/February 2020 Analog.

Winner, 2021 Analog Readers Poll

“… exactly the sort of outside-the-box hard SF that I like to showcase …” Trevor Quachri, Analog editor, July 2021 issue

“Great little tale … funny and poignant.” Sam Tamaino, SFRevu