Shoggoths in Bloom
|"Shoggoths in Bloom"|
|Genre(s)||Science fiction/Horror (Cthulhu Mythos) novelette|
|Published in||Asimov's Science Fiction|
|Publication date||March 2008|
"Shoggoths in Bloom" is a science fiction novelette by Elizabeth Bear, originally published in the March 2008 issue of American magazine Asimov's Science Fiction, and subsequently republished in Bear's 2012 anthology "Shoggoths in Bloom". It was the winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.
In 1938, Paul Harding is a black college professor who has come to a coastal Maine village to study the wild shoggoths. As news reports of Kristallnacht appear in the background, Harding discovers the unexpected truth about shoggoths, and is faced with a difficult decision.
- Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear (Reviewed by Rahul Kanakia), by Rahul Kanakia, at Strange Horizons; published December 7, 2012; retrieved June 19, 2014
- The LOCUS Index to SF Awards
- Full text of the story at Elizabeth Bear's official site.