The Boviniad: Book II - Epidermis
The Boviniad – a new verse translation of one of the most famous epic poems of post-antiquity. In this volume we join the crew of a pleasure ship in its journey throug the skin of a giant cow orbiting Venus. Nights of revelry abound as the ship travels deep into a strange bovine country, where the surface is little more than a memory.
Features eleven full-page illustrations by Maxwell Sebastian. More
"Because it is quite different there, from here,
you understand, where we have just begun,
you see, to get beneath the skin of things."
- The Unbearded Gentleman
From Roguelikefiction comes Epidermis, the second volume of The Boviniad - one of the great epic poems of post-antiquity. This all new translation from author Nathan D. Jerpe breathes new life into this classic UFO tale from Diplodocus of giant cows from outer space.
In the previous volume, The Injection, we learned of the debacle surrounding The Quylomonthep, pleasure ship, cephalopod-class, and its injection into the rump of its bovine host. In Epidermis, the doughty ship has since plunged beneath the surface to embark upon the subcutaneous deep. But there are just as many marvels within the ship as without, and it is here in Epidermis that we not only remake our acquaintances with the bizarre characters of the first book, but also first encounter the famous bombast of Captain Livereaux, the antics of Marion the man-child, and an entire new wave of thrill-seekers, debauchers, and surrealist manifestations.
Here again the arch-poet Diplodocus presents his tale in a rich torrent of verse, where unicycles abound, with mad tsars, astonishing infants, and much, much more. Meanwhile the tourists on board have heard tell of Bovinia, a festival to come, which promises to pull them deeper into the bovine than they ever thought was possible.
This all-new translation presented by Roguelikefiction is an invaluable aid for students of Diplodocus and his verse. With it, readers will be able to experience yet another chapter of his vast, most famous work, as if for the very first time.
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