Am also putting together an anthology on sea serpents, giant octopuses, and other aquatic unknowns in classic science fiction and fantasy. About 17 stories so far, waiting for perhaps three more. Would like even more, but I'm finding it difficult to track down others, as so little has been written about the subject (far less than you'd imagine), at least for the pre-1923 period. Essayists get stuck on Jules Verne and see little else beyond Hodgson and H. G. Wells. Besides several on my cryptofiction short stories page over at StrangeArk, stories will include From the Darkness and the Depths (about an invisible octopus), Tail of a Big Sea-Serpent (an early spoof on the Daedalus sighting, 1848 or so), The Finless Death (you don't want to hook this fish), and the comical Sea Serpent Syndicate, along with a few others. I would, of course, be interested in hearing about any little-known stories (1922 or earlier) that wouldn't be too difficult to obtain.
Looking ahead, while I'm not looking to put them out until, say, Jan or Feb 2009, the dino cryptofiction anthology should have a very interesting story by a well-known cryptozoologist, and I'll need to find a translator for a French tale if I can find it... (or learn to use Babelfish better.)
Labels: cryptozoology, fiction