"The Boring Beast"  
Author Harry Turtledove
Co-Author Kevin R. Sandes
First Appearance Amazing Stories, July 1988
Collected Kaleidoscope
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publication date July, 1988

"The Boring Beast" is a short fantasy story by Harry Turtledove, co-written with Kevin R. Sandes, Amazing Stories 7/88; Kaleidoscope, Del Rey 1990; 3xT, Baen 2004. It is a parody of the sword and sorcery genre, and the writings of Robert E. Howard in particular.

This is a tale of Condom the Trojan, a strong-bodied but dull-witted barbarian warrior, and his battle with the Boring Beast.

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