The novel that predicted the sinking of the Titanic, 14 years earlier than it occurred

The novel that predicted the sinking of the Titanic, 14 years earlier than it occurred

The sinking of the Titanic has permeated tradition and historical past for the previous 100 years.

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By Sam Haysom

This text has been revealed to coincide with Episode 4 of Mashable’s new podcast, Fiction Predictions. Pay attention right here.

The sinking of the Titanic is without doubt one of the most notorious disasters of the 20th century. Virtually everybody has heard of it.

What far fewer folks have heard of is a brief novel known as Futility: The Wreck of the Titan, revealed by the U.S. author Morgan Robertson. A novel that tells the story of the world’s largest passenger ship, the Titan, and the way it sank after hitting an iceberg. 

A novel revealed 14 years earlier than the Titanic sank.

On this week’s episode of Fiction Predictions, we explored the parallels between Robertson’s story and the real-life sinking of the Titanic — with assist from poet David Spittle and author Daniel Mendelsohn.

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