I posted this below on Facebook yesterday, and boosted it. A Key West amigo made a cryptic comment, and I responded. An amiga in Vermont commented, and I responded. I then received a text from an Alabama amiga, who knew nothing of my post yesterday, containing photos of the cover and pages in a 1981 Dean Koontz novel about a deadly respiratory virus bioweapon developed in Wuhun, China and released in 2020 ...
Actually, the paragraph circled on the page on the left is a quote from Sylvia Browne's 2008 "End of Days." (I was not a fan of Sylvia Browne and viewed her as an entertainer rather than a "real deal" psychic or medium). As for the Dean Koontz' novel, "The Eyes of Darkness," in the 1981 edition, the virus was 100% lethal, or nearly so, and was called Gorki-400. Gorki being a Russian City. After the end of the Cold War, editions from 2008 forward changed the city to Wuhan China, and the virus name to Wuhan-400.ReplyDelete
Hmmmm. I wonder if Browne plagiarized Koontz, or if Koontz lifted the new viral name from Browne.... or if it was coincidence.... a strange synchronicity? Fiction perhaps foreshadowing the future ala Jules Verne and others