Margaret Atwood, writer of quality dystopias, apparently dismissed scifi as “talking squid in outer space.” Clearly, her brain has been eaten by Ursula Le Guin’s decaying corpse of genre fiction. But before you angrily stick your copy of Handmaid’s Tale where the sun don’t shine (that is, right next to the mouldering stack of Xanth books), please take a moment to contemplate the horrifying truth: Atwood is NOT WRONG.
This glorious website from scifi author Vonda McIntyre features the finest collection of “talking squid in outer space” novels, stories, and illustrations this side of the Goodwill Store. Please enjoy such treasures as the featured story and the Squidliography. If you still require more scifi squid, head over to Space Squid Zine. Or just get yourself a pet squid.