Squid and octopus are favoured creatures in science fiction. I see lots of threads about cephs in SF movies, etc but none about them in books.... aside from HP Lovecraft of course. What brought this topic to mind was seeing this on the new books shelf. I managed not to buy it but still.... What are some other SF books with cephs in them? I know Arthur C. Clarke had giant squids in one of his novels...and the Russian duo of Arkady and Boris Strugatskii featured cephs at least 2 or 3 times...who else?