I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Apocalyptic literature and cautionary tales are essential to our survival.
I write “what if” scenarios. I used to write mobilization plans for the US Army Reserve from the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s because the Army believed “Proper Prior Planning Prevented Piss-poor Performance.”
I’m not a prophet. I feel like one sometimes when what I imagined comes to fruition in the real world. All science fiction and fantasy authors feel that way sometimes.
What I try to do in my writing is make readers aware of options.
What would you do if a serial killer were stalking you? How should you behave to best ensure survival?
How will you survive if the electrical grid goes down? How will you survive if your home town is invaded by terrorists or radical militias?
Inquiring minds want to know. Not everyone is a survivor, of course. Not everyone buys my books.