Some years ago I had pleasure in reading some books about a character called the Stainless Steel Rat, by the above author.
In one of his books his character is about to break into a building, when a flying insect talks to him. That book was written in 70's
Last year I read an article about spying insects probably on the BBC website, but I include a link from the Sun UK newspaper, which was easier to
So what, I hear you cry? Sci Fi writers are always at the cutting edge of information and ideas.
Very true and had I not found another, remarkable reference in another of his books which I am re-reading, I would have not bothered, but this
reference, from another of the series, "The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge" brought me up short.
"At the same moment I heard the rising rumble of approaching jets......They roared by overhead, TRIANGLES OF DARKNESS AGAINST THE NIGHT SKY" Pub
1970, Chapter 6 page 46
Is this just a co-incidence or did he know something, after all, he was right about the flying insects?
Has anyone else read these books and noticed any forward thinking?
Did he have any inside knowledge?
What do you think of these co-incidences?
I am now reading with a renewed interest, just to see what else he might have known, or imagined about.