See also: bem
Acronym of bug-eyed monster.
BEM (plural BEMs)
- (science fiction, fandom slang, often derogatory) A stock character in science fiction; a grotesque creature, often an extraterrestrial, that menaces the protagonists.
- “BEM” in Jeff Prucher, editor, Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2007, ↑ISBN, pages 14–15.
- BEM n. at the OED Science Fiction Citations Project