BOMB PREDICTION
   The year was 1944 and a science fiction story called "Deadline" appeared in Astounding magazine. Cleve Cartmill, the writer, described the invention of an atomic bomb a year before the first nuclear explosion at Alamagordo. FBI agents, suspecting security leaks in the top-secret Manhattan Project, soon converged on the magazine's office. But Editor John W. Campbell successfully convinced the agents that Cartmill's sources were those available at the local public library. SF fans like to point to this episode as an example of the fine art of SF prediction.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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