“What if the Soviet Union gained control over the US Presidency? SIS agent James Mackay fears that this may already be happening…” so wrote ex MI6 Colonel Ted Alleubry 36 years ago in his novel The Twentieth Day of January. I suppose it’s an obvious plot but it raises the interesting question of how often fiction predicts fact.
Do you know of any fictional works that have ended up being predictive – describing events that subsequently happened?
And guess how many people are now scrambling to buy the film rights to Ted Allbeury’s book?!