Publisher: McClure’s Magazine and Metropolitan Magazine. The Quinn & Boden Co. Press, Rahway, NJ, 1912
Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan is a novel which was originally written and published in 1898 by Morgan Robertson. This novel is the story of an ocean liner, called the Titan, which sinks in the North Atlantic ocean after hitting an iceberg.
There are many similarities between this novel and the facts in the sinking of the Titanic fourteen years later.
Morgan Robertson revised his work in 1912 after the sinking of the Titanic and made the ship larger as well as changing the ending of the story.
“…Exciting marine adventure that apparently predicted Titanic disaster 14 years before it actually had happened. 14 years before Titanic gone down this book predicted it to the very smallest technical details (number of propellers, number of funnels, size, tonnage, engine size, number of passengers, etc., etc., etc.). The only differences were: the name was Titan and not Titanic, 3rd and not the 1st Atlantic crossing and it collided with iceberg on the return way from America…”