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In the slightly fictional British Museum of Natural History, museum curator Billy Harrow is giving a tour of his domain, the climax of which is a giant squid preserved in formalin. But it's been stolen. Billy sets out to recover his prize exhibit, encountering in his investigation a religious sect that worships squids.
Kraken is on Annalee Newitz's list of 10 works of fantasy that are really science fiction.