[DWJ] Space squids and other monsters

Jenny Schwartzberg schwartzbergj at newberry.org
Tue Apr 21 11:12:13 EDT 2009

Dear All,

Coming late into this conversation, I did want to say that many old pulp 
magazine covers portrayed weird squid- or octopi-looking monsters 
threatening people and spaceships.  The covers often had very little to 
do with the stories inside the magazines, so this is a visual 
science-fiction trope that later authors spun into words.

Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL

>> Has anyone here ever actually encounted a giant space-travelling 
>> squid in a
>> work of science fiction?  I never have...

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