A Baconless Dystopia –OR– I Find Your Lack of Bacon Disturbing

Bacon

Looking back on my decades of science fiction reading, I realized a terrible thing: there’s not very much bacon in the future we, as science fiction writers, collectively imagine.

A few authors have baconed the future, but not many. It’s as if there’s an assumption that lousy for you fat-laden foods like bacon will simply vanish as we gain in wisdom and/or technological prowess.

Personally, I have a feeling that before too long we will have resident medical nanobot swarms dedicated to squeegie-ing the cholesterol off the insides of our arteries and flushing out the excess fat we humans put on in the course of devouring future (potentially vat-grown and cruelty-free) bacon.

There IS a place for bacon among the stars. Stop pretending there’s not, fellow science fiction writers!

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About Tao23

I write about my science fiction and fantasy writing--and plenty of other things--at sabarton.com

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Food, Silly and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I completely agree with your future bacon-related sentiments entirely. Bacon is one of my favourite food groups and I wouldn’t want to live in a world where it didn’t exist as it should be eaten – crispy, fatty and utterly delicious. I’m hungry now, the frying pan calls. All the best.

    • Bacon IS a food group… you DO understand. There’s hope for the future after all.

      • As long as there’s bacon in the future, I’ll take as much dystopia as you can throw at me. Great bacon photo by the way, not enough of this kind of food porn around in my humble opinion, but then I’ve always been a bit of an odd chap I suppose. Keep up the good work my friend and enjoy your next bacon sarnie – I know I shall.

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