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Futility, Or the Wreck of the Titan

Futility, Or the Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson

"Futility, Or the Wreck of the Titan" is a haunting and eerily prophetic novella that tells the story of a luxury ocean liner, the Titan, which meets a tragic end after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Robertson's vivid descriptions of the ship's size and opulence, as well as the ensuing chaos and devastation, make for a gripping and suspenseful read.

What is especially eerie about this novella is how closely it mirrors the real-life events of the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred fourteen years after the publication of Robertson's work. From the ship's similar name and structure to the number of passengers on board and the location of the disaster, the parallels between the two incidents are uncanny.

Overall, "Futility, Or the Wreck of the Titan" is a thought-provoking and unsettling tale that serves as a reminder of the fragility of human life and the power of nature. Robertson's ability to foreshadow such a tragic event is both chilling and impressive, making this novella a must-read for fans of historical fiction and maritime disaster stories.

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This novel was published a full 14 years before the sinking of the Titanic, but listeners may be surprised at how many parallels this fictional tale has with subsequent true events.

The Titan is the largest and most technologically advanced steamship of her time. She is considered unsinkable. Her full speed crossings of the Northern Lane Route carry her rich passengers in the highest standards of luxury and comfort. The less well-off travel in rougher quarters but still benefit from the speed of travel. These crossings, however, are fraught with navigational hazards, the greatest of which is ice.

Unlike the ship, one member of her crew is not of the highest standard. At least, not anymore. John Rowland is a broken man who drinks to forget his past. However, when the Titan crashes into an iceberg during her attempt to break a speed record, he is forced to confront his past. Can he overcome his enemies and escape as the ship begins to sink? And can he make his way back to civilization and find self-respect once more? Adventure and soul-searching await Rowland, with a surprise ending.

Summary by Tom Weiss and Cori Samuel.

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