Cannibalism in SF

Steve Witham (
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 15:44:24 -0500

>From: Damien Broderick <>
>Anthropophagy has a long and honored history in sf: eating Mike in
>Heinlein's STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, the criminal invention of
>`bananameat' in Varley's OPHIUCCHI HOTLINE, the gene-sampling of heroic
>figures for the meat vat in Delany's STARS IN MY POCKET LIKE GRAINS OF SAND,
>the ritual cannibalism in THE DREAMING DRAGONS by
>Damien Broderick

And making milkshakes of the professor's brain in Neil Stephenson's
_The Big U_.


--           Steve Witham  
"...the Vild, where the manifold was as dangerous and deranged as a
 Scutari shahzadix in heat." --David Zindell