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My Top 5 Iconic Foods in Sci-Fi

If you are here from the OWSCyCon Top 5 Blog hop, Welcome! If not, welcome as well and be sure to check out some fun bookish events happening over at OWSCyCon in May! I will be hosting a digital panel, as well as participating ins some of the events. Hope to see you there!

For my Top 5 I have chosen the subject of food. How people eat in their worlds really fleshes out the environment and makes a culture come alive.

While I know this does not cover EVERYTHING, these are some of my personal favorites in my consumption of SciFi:

Instant Chicken from the Fifth Element

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This pretty much sums up the glory days of meal-in-a-pill dreams thought up in classic SciFi. Who wouldn’t want a full roast chicken at the press of a button?

MacMeaties Patties from Invader Zim


https://zim.fandom.com/wiki/MacMeaties

Ahhhh yes, ingenuity! Without the funding to obtain space-age technology of perfect meat without germs, MacMeaties improvised by using napkins. DELICIOUS!

Bloodwine and Romulan Ale from Star Trek

Because you need drinks to go along with your food, why not something not safe for human consumption?

Suspiciously delicious cereal from Deus Ex

Anything with a picture of a gnome that claims to be “Suspiciously Delicious” has an A+ in my book.

The Phantom Space Ramen from Space Dandy


Perhaps the one that pulls closest to my heart, the Phantom Space Ramen. Made from the tears of a master maker with eons of experience, the deceptively simple bowl will leave you warm to the core inside every dimension.


And of course some honorable mentions, the rugged sustenance packs that provide nothing more than nourishment:

Blue Milk from Star Wars – Just gonna leave this here:

Grey goo from The Matrix  – Nothin’ like a fake steak to satisfy the cravings.

Nutrient Packets from the Chanur universe by C.J. Cherryh – Because you need a huge energy bomb before hyperspace travel.

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If you like colorful food descriptions and thrilling heroics, why not also check out my Cyberpunk work Sleepless Flame for vibrant street food scenes and colorful characters.

Hope to see you at CyCon!

Until Next Time!
-Odin

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