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Water Your Mind—With Books About Sea Monsters

This list of fiction featuring sea monsters ranges from the comedic to the horrific.


The Loch

This book is actually about a people-eating monster in Loch Ness and the scientist who sets out to find it. In good thriller fashion, his efforts are stymied by rival scientists and, believe it or not, a member of the Knights Templar.



The killer shark in Jaws isn't exactly a sea monster, but he lives in the sea and is scary, so that's good enough for me.



In the near future, scientists exploring ocean depths discover eggs of creatures that have been mimicking humans for centuries—some with good intentions, others bad.


The Moon and the Sun

In this alternative history, Louis XIV seeks the secret of immortality in a captured sea monster, but someone in his court wants to set it free.


The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

Moore returns with another comedic farce about a sea monster disguised as a mobile home.


The Terror

A gothic horror tale about sailors trapped in the Arctic dying from cold and disease, while something big and evil stalks them.


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

The classic story of undersea adventure, featuring sea monsters of all shapes and sizes.