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The Voyage of the Proteus: An Eyewitness Account of the End of the World


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ISBN 10: 1596061502 / ISBN 13: 9781596061507
Published by Subterranean, 2008
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Title: The Voyage of the Proteus: An Eyewitness ...

Publisher: Subterranean

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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Subterranean Press is proud to present an original novella by one of speculative fictions most original voices.

Not since the Odyssey by the Greek poet Homer has there been such a rousing adventure on the high seas, not since the celebrated comic book 300 such noble torsoes and dashing deeds, not since Scarlet O'Hara such an intrepid heroine as the Trojan princess and pythoness Cassandra. Abducted from her ravaged homeland by the cruel warlord Agamemnon, Cassandra needs all her beauty and guile to survive the perils of the Aegean Sea, but she is able to do so with the help of a modern-day Ulysses--the Author Himself, an aged writer transported back into an Age of Pagan Rites!

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This offbeat and somewhat self-indulgent novella from Disch (The Businessman) seeks to draw some parallels between the current Bush administration and the ancient Greeks (Agamemnon was the George Bush of 1100 B.C.), but his political message is lost in a muddled plot. A fictional version of the author travels back in time to the post–Trojan War era and becomes a passenger on the boat Proteus. While cruising the Mediterranean, Tom encounters Cassandra, Homer and Socrates and solves a riddle familiar to anyone who knows the Oedipus story. Tom holds forth to Cassandra on the technological marvels of modern life and the crassness of commercialism, but the resulting satire is mild at best. (Dec.)
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