I start this discussion with what many view to be the ultimate book that predicted a future event Morgan Robertson the wreak of the Titan. Published in 1896 In this book a ship named the Titan hits an iceburg in April. It had to few lifeboats. It sinks with great loss of life. It shares many of the features of the real Titanic. It is hailed as an accurate prediction of the loss of Titanic. Now the facts shorn of all the hype. After the Titanic sank the author aware of the close description to Titanic ALTERED the book to make it more like Titanic. Note the chart below. Further the Titan hits the burg and rolls over sinks in moments! The survivors of Titan JUMP OFF onto the iceburg! Only 13 survive. Including the captain who only was interested in saving himself! The survivors kill a polar bear for meat. Also the owners of Titan are only interested in speed. Titan runs down several ships due to speed. While Olympic hit the cruiser hawke due to its size. And Titanic almost hit the new York also due to size. White star was more interested in luxury than speed. Verdict on the book. The author created a decent sea story for his day. Did it predict the Titanic? No. It was coincidence pure and simple. As a sea story it's ok but a little dry.. As prediction it's lacking.