Shoggoths in Bloom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Shoggoths in Bloom"
Author Elizabeth Bear
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction/Horror (Cthulhu Mythos) novelette
Published in Asimov's Science Fiction
Publication type Magazine
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 collection "Shoggoths in Bloom".[1]

Plot summary[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

"Shoggoths" was the winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.[2] Tor.com called it a "stand-out".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear (Reviewed by Rahul Kanakia), by Rahul Kanakia, at Strange Horizons; published December 7, 2012; retrieved June 19, 2014
  2. ^ The LOCUS Index to SF Awards
  3. ^ The Sharp Edge: Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear, reviewed by Brit Mandelo; published November 30, 2012; retrieved January 21, 2017

External links[edit]