Wait. Which one?

Three, yes three, separate books with kraken in the title came out this year:

  1. China Mieville's Kraken, fiction of the New Weird literary movement. I understand it does legitimately contain a giant squid. Comes highly recommended by an English major friend of mine.

  2. HP Newquist's Here There Be Monsters: The Legendary Kraken and the Giant Squid, apparently a chronological account of giant squid in myth and science over the years. No personal recommendations one way or another.

  3. Wendy Williams' Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid, a tale of contemporary squid science and scientists, notably some close collaborators of mine. 
Biased by the fact that I was interviewed for it, I am most excited to read #3. But I am least enthusiastic about its use of "kraken," since the word generally refers to mythical sea monsters, not scientifically documented species, which are the subject of Williams' book.

If anyone feels inspired to send me a free copy of any of these books, I will promptly read it and post a review. Otherwise we'll all have to wait for Santa Claus.