This article has been published to coincide with Episode Four of Mashable’s new podcast, Fiction Predictions. Listen .
The sinking of the Titanic is one of the most infamous disasters of the 20th century. Almost everyone has heard of it.
What far fewer people have heard of is a short novel called Futility: The Wreck of the Titan, published by the U.S. writer Morgan Robertson. A novel that tells the story of the world’s largest passenger ship, the Titan, and how it sank after hitting an iceberg.
A novel published 14 years before the Titanic sank.
In this week’s episode of Fiction Predictions, we explored the parallels between Robertson’s story and the real-life sinking of the Titanic — with help from poet David Spittle and writer Daniel Mendelsohn.