In this short story probably from the 50s or 60s, a tourist on Mars meets a beautiful woman who invites him for dinner with her family. The problem is that with a meat shortage on Mars, he becomes the dinner!


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So the only thing about Mars and cannibalism that comes to mind from the 50/60s is the short story "The Food of the Gods" (1964) Arthur C. Clarke,. But it takes place in Congress and starts with a lengthy description of the curious repeated success of a food processing company.

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    What short story by Asimov? For a proper story ID answer, you need to, ahem, ID the story. Dec 3, 2018 at 20:51
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    It sounds like you are thinking of Food of the Gods, which is actually by Clarke.
    – K-H-W
    Dec 3, 2018 at 20:57
  • Yes yes yes, Clarke, my bad. Dec 3, 2018 at 21:05
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    I've edited in what you actually think the answer is, according to the comments here, if you are answering a story id question you should include the work that you think it is in the answer else the information you have is better served as a comment on the question.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:37

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